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Big screen an enormous waste of taxpayers' cash

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 23/09/2016

The days of the big screen at Belfast City Hall seem to be numbered, with a committee now set to discuss the attraction's future.

It was meant to remain in place until 2019, but it needs an update costing £120,000, and there is no other suitable location for it in the city. What was meant to bring the city's people together to watch sporting events and more has, therefore, proved to be an expensive disappointment.

No doubt the intention to locate the big screen outside the City Hall was well-meant.

However, it is imperative that more thought be given to such schemes in future, before even more taxpayers' money is so flagrantly wasted.

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