Offaly Arts Grants Excluding St. Patrick's Day Parades, Says Local Councillor

He claims the criteria is too restrictive.

The criteria for Arts Act Grants in Offaly is too restrictive. 

That's the call of one local rep, who says it's unfair that St Patrick's Day parades can't apply for a share in the annual €20,000 scheme. 

Independent councillor Sean O'Brien says lot of parade entries are artistic in nature and it's a pity they're excluded: 

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