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Sponsor secured for Smithfield on Ice - Burke

15 November, 2007

Sinn Féin Councillor and party group leader on Dublin City Council Christy Burke has today welcomed the news that Smithfield on Ice has secured a sponsor for the annual Christmas event.


Speaking from his constituency Cllr Burke said:


“I am absolutely delighted to announce that a replacement sponsor has been secured for the annual Smithfield on Ice event which is due to open at the end of this month.


“When I became aware that the original sponsors I made a number of representations to the City Management in my capacity as Chair of the DCC Central Area Committee and also Chair of Historical Area Rejuvenation Project (HARP). Despite initial expectations being low on finding a replacement sponsor we forged ahead and efforts have resulted in the event being reopened on November 30th.


“The disappointment throughout the inner city and beyond on hearing that the event may not be held this year caused massive upset. This is a huge event for the inner city, one which families and particularly children look forward to each year. Today’s news will be a great boost for the community.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dublin City Council officials, representatives and the community for all their efforts in making Christmas on Ice a reality for this coming holiday season” CRÍOCH


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