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22/09/2021

SDLP 'disappointed' calls for extra funding for Foyle Cup did not receive all-party support at council meeting

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SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has said that he is disappointed that Sinn Fein did not vote in favour of Derry City and Strabane District Council exploring the possibility of awarding an additional £10,000 of funding towards the Foyle Cup. Cllr Tierney commented: "The Foyle Cup is a fantastic event that sees teams come to Derry from all over the world each July. "The sporting tournament increases revenue from tourism and helps put Derry on the map. The SDLP fully support the Foyle Cup as was outlined by Cllr Shauna Cusack when she was proposing that Council investigate every opportunity to show that commitment. "It is disappointing that Sinn Fein did not support the possibility of providing extra funding, given it goes a long way to include local communities, especially in a time when communities are working to provide positive activities for young people during the summer months."

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