He added: “Figures which I extracted showed that in respect of the ministerial appointments made by minister Ni Chuilin since May 2011 a Roman Catholic applicant was more than twice as likely as a Protestant applicant to be appointed.
â€˜Religious biasâ€™ on sports board - Local - Belfast Newsletter“Of 71 Roman Catholic applicants 14 were appointed, but of 70 Protestant applicants only six were appointed; demonstrating a far higher ratio of selection of Roman Catholics by the Minister.”
Sport NI is arms length body of DCAL. Its primary aim is to develop sport in Northern Ireland and its headquarters are at the House of Sport in south Belfast.
Sport NI declined to comment.
In a statement a DCAL spokeswoman said: “Mr Allister’s assertion that DCAL practices a pattern of religious discrimination in public appointments is utterly untrue.
“All DCAL’s public appointments are made in line with the Code of Practice issued by the Commissioner for Public Appointments NI, and appointments competitions are regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments.”
what can one say it's just not cricket...two legs better...