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Midlands Senator Calls For Changes To Public Procurement In Light Of Lough Boora Controversy

She says local jobs should go to local people.

A midlands senator is calling for changes to public procurement in light of the Lough Boora Park bike hire controversy.

A local business, which has been trading at the Offaly amenity for 11 years, has lost out to a Dublin-based firm in a Bord na Móna tendering process.

Green Party senator Pippa Hackett says while the aim is to ensure maximum value for public money, the procurement process needs to be more locally-aware:

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