Power-sharing deal sees British Council’s budget cut by 40%

The budget of the British Council in Ireland is being reduced by up to 40 per cent, following the deal between the DUP and Sinn Fe¤ in to enter power-sharing at Stormont.

31st March, 2007

The budget of the British Council in Ireland is being reduced by up to 40 per cent, following the deal between the DUP and Sinn Fe¤ in to enter power-sharing at Stormont.

The council, which is responsible for promoting cultural and educational relations between Britain and other countries, outlined its ‘‘new agenda in Ireland’’ in a letter to a number of Irish cultural bodies last week.

‘‘Regrettably, it will mean the...

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