Ilex defends 250k ceremony cost for Peace Bridge opening

The regeneration company Ilex has defended the cost of the opening ceremony of the Peace Bridge in Derry.

The figure was given in response to a question put to the office of the first and deputy first ministers.

Foyle SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey said he was shocked at the £263,410 cost:

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But Head of Communications with Ilex, Mo Durkan, said what was spent was justified.

And the money never came out of the taxpayers pocket:

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