It seems everyone but Alliance said no to back dating publication of donors’ names…

Okay, this is just an anonymous source, so treat accordingly, but it does appear to make some sense on why donations were not backdated to the earliest possible time…

…a senior Government source last night told the Belfast Telegraph that three other main parties also opposed making donors’ names from 2014 up until now public.

“The Secretary of State wrote to all the parties in January asking them for their views on backdating the publication of donors’ names. Everyone but Alliance said no.”

I take it that comprises only those parties eligible to take seats in the Executive since the Greens have been campaigning for transparency around donorship…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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