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    Default Loyal orders contribute £15m per year to NI economy

    Well, well, well...

    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    Loyal Orders and Protestant marching bands generate almost £55 million in economic and social benefits for Northern Ireland each year, new research has found. Parades 'provide financial benefit' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk


    Loyal orders and their bands contribute £15m to the Northern Ireland economy annually, a new report suggests.

    The figure included spending on regalia, uniforms, instruments, bus hire and other services.

    The report put the value of provision of facilities, community and volunteer work as well as fundraising for charities at an additional £39m a year.

    The report was compiled for the Department for Social Development by RSM McClure Watters.

    The cost of policing Northern Ireland parades last summer was estimated to be £7.4m.
    BBC News - Loyal orders' economic impact in Northern Ireland '£15m per year'

    Not much to say, the figures surprise even me...
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    Total economic footprint for OO/Bands etc..of £54.04m per annum.


    Ps feck ye schom I was waiting until I could link to the report!!
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    Loyal Orders and Protestant marching bands generate almost £55 million in economic and social benefits for Northern Ireland each year, new research has found.
    Parades 'provide financial benefit' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
    Nec Aspera Terrent..Is Tuaisceart-Éireannach mé. Má tá meas agat ar mo chultúr, beidh meas agam ar do chultúr.

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    ...GAA contributes 6 billion etc...
    Police ombudsman Nula O'loan - We found collusion on a massive scale, murders, intimidation, directing terrorism, attempted murder, drug smuggling, the list of crimes is endless..

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    Quote Originally Posted by InsideImDancing View Post


    ..GAA contributes 6 billion etc...
    hang on, I thought ye didn't do GAA/OO comparisons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by between the bridges View Post
    Ta BtB I'll add that to the OP too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schomberg View Post
    hang on, I thought ye didn't do GAA/OO comparisons?
    Just p*ssing about Mary. You OO boys are pretty easy to wind-up tbf.
    Police ombudsman Nula O'loan - We found collusion on a massive scale, murders, intimidation, directing terrorism, attempted murder, drug smuggling, the list of crimes is endless..

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    Valerie Quinn, chairperson of the Confederation of Ulster Bands described the estimated 660 marching bands as "custodians of a unique culture providing a platform for supreme musical talent".

    "While the economic impact of such a large community is clear for all to see, the wider benefits of band membership to our society cannot be underestimated, particularly in its guise as one of the largest social movements in Europe," she commented.

    "Like the Loyal Orders, marching bands are renowned for their charity work and community activities. They also provide an outlet for members - many of whom are young people - to learn and develop new skills and avail of expert training."
    Jenny Irwin, Managing Director of RSM McClure Watters, who carried out the research, said they were struck by the level of voluntary and charitable work carried out by members.

    "Also the culture of helping others without seeking any PR or recognition for doing so," she added
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    Loyal Orders contribute £55m to economy - UTV Live News
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    The perennial damage they do to community relations is beyond material measure.

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