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60% of NI sporting social clubs had Covid relief funding rejected... Conor Murphy urged to act

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SDLP MLA Justin McNulty, a former GAA player, has called for urgent action (Liam McBurney/PA)

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty, a former GAA player, has called for urgent action (Liam McBurney/PA)

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SDLP MLA Justin McNulty, a former GAA player, has called for urgent action (Liam McBurney/PA)

Finance Minister Conor Murphy has been urged to urgently intervene after it emerged 60% of sporting social clubs and bars had their applications for Covid relief funding rejected.

Of 467 applications for support for social clubs under the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme. 201 were approved, 244 have been rejected and 22 remain unprocessed.

Has your social club been affected? Contact g.cross@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

The information came to light following a written Assembly question from SDLP MLA Justin McNulty.


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