Andersonstown News Group

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 1st February 2005.

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Photo of Barry Gardiner Barry Gardiner Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

Three applications have been received from July 2004 to date; (a) one application was received by Invest NI and (b) two were received by North/South Implementation Bodies. Details are as follows:

(a) Invest NI considered an application from the Andersonstown News Group (ANG) for assistance under the Strategic Development Programme for which Invest NI contributes 60 per cent. of the consultancy costs. The ANG subsequently decided to withdraw the application.

(b) InterTradelreland received an application for funding from ANG under the Acumen Programme. A Letter of Offer was issued to ANG on 24 December 2004 and accepted on 29 December 2004.

Foras na Gaeilge, the Irish Language Agency of the North/South Language Body received one grant application from Preas an Phobail in November 2004, which was unsuccessful.

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