Disappointment at Arts Council decision to cut funding for Cultural Centre
Sinn Féin South Belfast MLA Alex Maskey has called for a reversal of an Arts Council decision to cut funding to An Droichead in South Belfast.
Mr Maskey said:
"This award winning Irish language cultural centre has first class resources, classes and staff and attracts visitors from around the world. The centre has a Naíscoil, a youth club and a drop in centre under its roof.
"It welcomes over 3000 to its events yearly. Last year the centre won a prestigious All Ireland award from Glór na nGael for its excellence and it has been a welcome addition to the area.
"I am calling on the Arts Council to reconsider their decision as this sets an unfortunate precedent to cut funding to this project in a disadvantaged area." ENDS