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ROUNDTABLE: Budget Engagement Event with Finance Minister, Conor Murphy MLA

Venue : Canal Court Hotel & Spa
Time :


DATE: Wednesday 23rd February 2022
TIME: 8:30am – 10am
VENUE: Canal Court Hotel & Spa
COST: FREE (Breakfast Bap & Tea/Coffee Provided)

The Department of Finance visited Newry Chamber in November 2021 to discuss the draft budget and offered to return during the consultation phase in the Spring 2022.

The Department of Finance commented:

“Given the recent developments, the focus of the session might be slightly different and it would be an opportunity to provide an update on the mechanisms in place which will allow departments to continue spending to maintain public services.”

“The session would also be an opportunity to hear about the important work the Department of Finance is continuing to deliver in terms of grant support, rates etc.”

This event will also include a Q&A session.


  • 7:45am: Breakfast & Networking
  • 8:00am: Newry Chamber Summary of Future Strategy Plans
  • 8:15am: Greater Newry Enabling Strategy Summary, Damian Mulholland (DfC)
  • 8:30am: Finance Minister Response to Presentation & Remarks on Budget
  • 8:40am: Budget Process in absence of NI Executive from Jeff McGuinness (DoF)
  • 8:50am: Rates Overview from Ian Snowden, Land & Property Services
  • 9:00am: Q&A Session
  • 9:15am: Seminar Close
  • 9:15am: (Optional) City Centre Walk, Leave from Front of Canal Court Hotel
  • 10:00am: City Centre Walk Concludes

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