Documents released after a long-running battle by the News Letter reveal more of the internal discussions around Peter Robinson’s position in the immediate aftermath of the scandal which at the time seemed like it would topple him as First Minister and DUP leader.

The 15 emails and notes have been released by Stormont’s Department of Finance (DoF) after new Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir abandoned his department’s appeal against a ruling by the Freedom of Information watchdog, the Information Commissioner, that they should be released.

Reported by the Belfast Newsletter. You can read the full story here. 

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