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Local MP to take personal interest in future of Armagh Observatory

17 April, 2008


Sinn Féin Newry Armagh MP Conor Murphy has visited the Armagh Observatory this week to offer full and continued support to the campaign to secure funding for its long-term future.

Speaking after meeting management at the Observatory for the first time Mr Murphy said:

"The uncertainty surrounding the future of the Armagh Observatory cannot go on.

"This is the first time that I have met the management at the Observatory and I will be taking a personal interest to ensure that this essential part of Armagh's heritage is safe.

"The Observatory is also a key part of our local tourism infrastructure and a renowned international research institute." ENDS

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