Hyland to stand as independent republican

The former Sinn Féin MLA, Davy Hyland has confirmed to the Irish News[subs req] that he will stand in the Assembly elections as an independent republican in the Newry and Armagh constituency. Another former SF MLA Pat McNamee is noted as supporting Davy Hyland’s campaign in the report which also states that “a Sinn Féin cumann in County Antrim has been wound up after the majority of its members resigned in protest at Sinn Féin’s new policing strategy.”