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Stormont should find cash for disabled swimming event

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 11/09/2015

It is not just at a political level that Stormont has failed, but also at providing grass-roots services. The biggest swimming competition for people with disabilities has had to be cancelled this year because of Executive cost-cutting which left Disability Sport NI without the £4,000 needed to stage the annual event.

This is a bitter blow to young people who have been getting up at ungodly early hours day after day and going to pools with their parents only to see their training wasted.

The money required is literally loose change for government and if the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure has any heart - or is still operating - it should put up the cash.

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