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Sinn Féin opposes cancellation of St Patricks Day concert - Cllr McVeigh

9 October, 2017 - by Jim McVeigh


Sinn Féin councillor Jim McVeigh has said that his party will be opposing any attempt by Belfast City Council to seek the cancellation of the annual Saint Patrick’s Day concert in the city.

Councillor McVeigh said:

“This Wednesday at Belfast City Council’s Growth and Regeneration Committee, Sinn Féin will make clear our opposition to any attempt by Belfast City Council to cancel the annual Saint Patrick’s Day concert in the city centre.

“What we will be proposing is that additional resources are allocated to the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities and that a new strategy for developing and expanding the festival is implemented.

“Belfast is Ireland’s second city. The city council should be working to make our Saint Patrick’s Day festivities even bigger and better and aim to attract an increased number of tourists to enjoy this fantastic worldwide celebration here on our own shores.

“If other cities around the world can have a spectacular Saint Patrick’s Day festival then so can Belfast, and that should be the council’s aim, not the cancelling of the concert.”

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