£30,000 for a Brit Army piss up

The Daily Ireland reports that the organisers of Belfast's St Patrick's Day carnival have been left £7,000 in debt due to the Council's refusal to fund the festivities. However while I have made my thoughts clear on what I think of the council's decision, what angers me is that the Council were in fact happy to fund, the oh-so inclusive Royal Irish Regiment for a fancy £30,000 dinner (thems dear steaks) and in a stunning display of hypocrisy, Mayor Tom Ekin, who voted AGAINST funding of the carnival, still felt fit to use the council's money for his trip to celebrate St Patrick's day in London. It seems some councillors simply have no shame.

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