26/09/2013

Diageo To Contribute To Arthur's Day Policing Costs

Additional Gardaí officers needed to police tonights Arthur's Day events will be paid for by drinks company Diageo.

The company has however refused to consider contributing to the cost of alcohol related illnesses stemming from the large-scale marketing event.

A spokesperson for Diageo is quoted as saying: “In preparation for Arthur’s Day we cooperate closely with local authorities and other public authorities including An Garda Siochana.

“As with all large scale music events we work closely with An Garda Siochana and provide a contribution.”

(MH/CD)


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