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McCarthy’s funding rage

Alliance Culture Arts and Leisure spokesman Kieran McCarthy MLA has said he is disgusted at indications that Special Olympics Ulster will not be getting any funding from DCAL.

I am disgusted at this and am deeply concerned at the refusal of the department to fund the Special Olympics Ulster,” said Mr McCarthy, after making the discovery at a DCAL committee meeting last Thursday.

“While I would like to see other departments helping out with funding, DCAL should be providing assistance. DCAL has been funding Special Olympics Ulster and to lose this funding would be a massive blow.

“This is an important initiative and it must be supported so that it can continue to operate in the future. While I acknowledge that this is a difficult time financially, every effort must be made to find the money to keep this excellent initiative well resourced.”

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