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Temporary new chief at Northern Ireland's Human Rights Commission

By Michael McHugh

A former trade union boss has been appointed interim chief commissioner of Northern Ireland's Human Rights Commission.

John Corey took over the caretaker role yesterday following the departure of Professor Michael O'Flaherty as head of the organisation. Advertising for the permanent position will begin soon.

The outgoing head stepped aside from his £80,000 a year post for personal reasons and served around two years.

Mr Corey was general secretary of public service trade union Nipsa from 2003-2010. He was a member of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions executive council.

He works on arbitration for the Labour Relations Agency and represents trade unions on the Northern Ireland Business and Industry Forum.

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