UUP rounds on cross-border funding body

UUP MEP Jim Nicholson has called for the suspension of European funding to the Irish Central Border Area Network (ICBAN), a initiative of 10 border councils which administers the distribution of millions of EU funding. Nicholson’s ire is the lack of Unionist representation on ICABN’s board. The problem stems from the decision of two nationalist councils, Omagh and Fermanagh, to nominate two nationalist councillors while the other three (two nationalist controlled and one hung) have continued the practice of nominating one unionist and one nationalist.