Sinn Féin MLA Caitriona Ruane has welcomed the announcement that planning permission has been granted for the Narrow Water Bridge.
Ms. Ruane said,
“This announcement is another step forward in the creation of an infrastructural link between Counties Down and Louth and has to be welcomed.
“I hope that Bord Pleanála can now also grant permission so that we can access funding and begin the next stage of construction.
“I will now be liaising with Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson in order to lobby the Special EU Programmes Body to grant funding for the application.
“This bridge can be the catalyst for economic regeneration in the region by creating a tourism pathway between the Mournes and Carlingford region of Louth.
“While this is another step forward there is still much work to be completed and I would call upon all parties on both sides of the border to maintain the pressure to see this project completed.”