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A lot of public money has gone into repairs after bonfire. Photo: Kevin Scott

A lot of public money has gone into repairs after bonfire. Photo: Kevin Scott

A lot of public money has gone into repairs after bonfire. Photo: Kevin Scott

Tens of thousands of pounds of ratepayers’ money could be needed to repair a 3G pitch damaged in an Eleventh Night bonfire in east Belfast.

A five-figure sum had already been spent on fire retardant materials for the pitch in an attempt to prevent damage from the pyre.


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