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O'Dowd welcomes Finance Minister's announcement of £175m funding allocation

14 June, 2016 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has welcomed the announcement of £175 million in funding allocations from Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir in the June monitoring round. 

The Sinn Féin finance spokesperson said; 

"The £175 million announced today by my party colleague Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is a welcome boost to departmental projects in the face of ongoing Tory austerity. 

"This funding agreed by the Executive will see an additional £73m for health, £30m for education, £28m for infrastructure and £20 million for skills. 

"These are investments in our heath system, our communities and in our young people.

"This is the earliest point any finance minister has announced June monitoring. 

"I also welcome the fact that Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is the first Finance Minister since 2010 to allocate capital funding for a cross-border project. 

"Today's positive investments shows what can be achieved through genuine partnership working." 

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