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‘All-Ireland connections are key to transport potential’ – Lynch

20 February, 2018 - by Seán Lynch


All-Ireland connectivity must be enhanced in order to maximise our economic potential, Sinn Féin’s Sean Lynch has told a major policy conference on transport infrastructure.

 

Addressing the ‘Priorities for Transport Infrastructure’ seminar in Belfast today, the party’s transport spokesperson said: “It is essential that we consider our connectivity on an All-Ireland basis. It is simply unacceptable that we do not have a Belfast-Dublin service which arrives in Dublin before 9am. The lack of this service acts a barrier to people who would consider using the Enterprise who have a 9am meeting in Dublin.

“We also cannot discuss transport without reflecting on our roads network and making sure we have strong island-wide infrastructure in place. That is why the A5 and A6 are of such strategic importance in terms of connectivity and growth.”

The Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA added: “Our roads are a vital asset and it is important that we must maintain our roads network and prioritise winter safety measures particularly in rural areas.

“We should also consider the benefits of Active Travel. Cycling is definitely on the rise and with the Greenway Project set to take off we should be asking how can we shape our existing transport infrastructure around this.”

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