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Spending €3,500 On Horse Race Is "Complete Waste Of Public Money"

That's the view of Westmeath councillor Louise Heavin.

Spending €3,500 of Westmeath County Council's money on a horse race is a complete waste of tax payer's money, according to a local rep.

Councillor Louise Heavin has been voicing her opposition to the annual tradition of sponsoring the Belvedere House Race at Kilbeggan.

The cost amounts to a quarter of the entire Festival and Events Budget in the Athlone-Moate Municipal District.

The Green Party rep believes the money could be put to much better use:

 

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