Council defends sending team of six on rates-funded trip to US in bid to promote Gobbins - Belfast Telegraph

The TaxPayers' Alliance has hit out at the stateside trip - the second year in a row the council has attended the event.

"When money is still tight, local ratepayers will be furious that the council continues to fly staff over to America for what could be seen as little more than a jolly," a spokesman said. "The Milwaukee Irish Festival is a predominantly entertainment-focused event, not a tourism trade fair.

"By sanctioning these ratepayer-funded trips, council bosses are testing the trust in which ratepayers give over their cash and it's vital that every trip abroad is carefully considered before signing it off."

 

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Council defends sending team of six on rates-funded trip to US in bid to promote Gobbins - Belfast Telegraph
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