“continue to explore opportunities to draw in additional private-sector finance..”

Having noted the Northern Ireland Executive’s decision to increase funding for the Titanic Signature Project I should, I guess, also note the progression of the bus-based Belfast rapid transport system.. except it’s the same pilot scheme revealed in April, which I noted then – it’s still estimated to cost £150million and the Department of Regional Development, having previously secured £111million of public funding, “will continue to explore opportunities to draw in additional private-sector finance”. It’s just taken this long to get through the Executive.. what with someone having taken the ball away for the summer.