Sinn Féin EU Midlands Northwest candidate, Matt Carthy, is in Louth today and is meeting with a number of community and campaigning groups from across the county.
One such group is the campaign to reopen the Dunleer railway station whose committee held a meeting with public representatives in the Grove last night.
Giving his backing to the campaign Carthy said:
“On Monday night, along with Sinn Féin Councillor Pearse McGeough, I attended a meeting with campaigners who are seeking the reopening of the Dunleer railway station which has been closed for some 30 years.
“Dunleer is a vibrant growth area of mid-Louth. The potential catchment area of the rail station could be up to 50,000 people. The reopening of the rail station in Dunleer would benefit not just the people of the immediate area but also the entire mid-Louth area and some parts of Meath.
“Dunleer, like all small towns and villages, has been hit by the economic crisis, emigration and government cuts. Grassroots initiatives, like this campaign, are the future for areas like Dunleer and would make huge inroads into reinvigorating the local economy and bringing power back to the people.
“It is for these reasons that I am proud to back this campaign and I hope that I can assist the committee in some way in the future.”