Culture Night Belfast 2014
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Northern Ireland cultural events face funding cuts

Several high-profile cultural and sporting events in Northern Ireland are facing significant cutbacks in their public funding.

It follows a decision by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) to scrap the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB) events fund.

The department said the cuts were the result of a "very difficult financial" situation facing the Northern Ireland Executive at Stormont.

Events including the North West 200 and Culture Night Belfast will be affected.

BBC Newsline's Nicola Weir reports.

  • 04 Oct 2014