Newry Council to repay £23k over TV screen beside cathedral
A council is to repay funding of more than £23,000 to a government department following a scheme that saw a large TV screen erected without proper planning permissions.
The Catholic Church said it had not been consulted about the screen and that it was a breach of planning rules.
Planning permissions were overturned and the screen was taken down and sold.
The council will now have to pay back £23,193 of funding to the Department for Communities after the department deemed the original payment "irregular".
The payment is set for approval at a meeting of Newry, Mourne and Down Council on Monday.