Commenting from Brussels where he monitored the Budget talks, the President of ICMSA, John Comer, said that the cuts to both Pillar I and Pillar II funding were serious and he was critical of a complacent acceptance of the reductions. Mr Comer said that cuts of this order would have particularly severe impact on the various schemes funded through Pillar II and those reductions would in turn take critically needed funds out of already hard hit rural areas of the state.
Ends. 8 February 2013.
Queries to John Comer. 087-2057846
President of ICMSA.
John Enright, 087-2658811
General Secretary, ICMSA