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MLA compares Sinn Fein, DUP relationship to domestic abuse prompting apology

A Sinn Fein MLA appeared to compare his party's relationship with the DUP to one of domestic abuse, it has been reported.

The Irish News reports on MLA Pat Sheehan who, while speaking at an event on the health service on Friday, made the comparison when asked about the collapse of power-sharing in Northern Ireland.

Calls have been made for the West Belfast representative to apologise.

In a statement his party said: "Sinn Fein is fully supportive of all victims of domestic abuse.

"This was the wrong analogy to use and we apologise for any offence caused."

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