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Deputy Mayor welcomes EU Peace Money decision

13 October, 2004

Deputy Mayor of Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Joe O'Donnell on an all-party delegation from Belfast to lobby in Brussels, has welcomed the announcement that an extra 60million euro is being allocated to the EU peace package for the six counties and border counties.

Speaking from Brussels Cllr. O'Donnell said:

"I would like to warmly welcome the decision due to be announced today of an increase of 60 million euro as part of the EU peace package.

"This tangible peace dividend will come as great news to the hard pressed community groups and small businesses who are facing serious difficulties staying afloat in the next few months.

"It will also consolidate the good work already done by many groups and individuals with the money they previously received from the EU." ENDS

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