Belfast City to fund inclusive Pat’s Day

After having cancelled £30,000 of part funding for this year’s St Patrick’s, Belfast City Council is now planning to devote some £70,000 towards providing “an inclusive event in 2006 which could be enjoyed by everyone in the city, whatever their background”. Along with £25,000 that would be £95,000 in total. So, will we see a St Pat’s day, minus the green white and orange themed banners and tricolors? Thanks to reader John for the heads up!

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