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SDLP's Declan Boyle: ‘I won't benefit from £80,000 Holylands grant'

Declan Boyle clearing up in the Holylands area of south Belfast after St Patrick's Day. Picture by Mal McCann
Brendan Hughes
AN SDLP Belfast councillor who has dozens of Holylands rental properties has insisted that he won't benefit from a proposed £80,000 grant for the student area. The Irish News last month revealed that Declan Boyle did not declare an interest when a council committee he chairs approved the Holylands improvement scheme funding. Mr Boyle is a landlord managing more than 30 student lets in the south Belfast student area that earn hundreds of thousands of pounds a year. But he has repeatedly refused to disclose to the council details of the properties, telling The Irish News: &quo[...]
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