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Culture Minister urged to "be decisive" over Long Kesh site - McElduff MLA

6 August, 2008 - by Barry McElduff


Culture Minister urged to "be decisive" over Long Kesh site - McElduff MLA

Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff, who is also chair of the Assembly Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee, has urged the Culture Minister to be decisive and bring a paper to the Executive over the Long Kesh site sooner rather than late.

Speaking in his capacity as MLA, and on behalf of Sinn Féin, Mr McElduff said,

"Minister Campbell must be decisive and move the project of a sports stadium at Long Kesh forward.

"The debate around the Long Kesh site has been going on for well over 10 years now.

"The inquisition is now over; it is time for the department to act.

"A major opportunity now exists to provide a world class facility for sport which would command the support and confidence of the GAA, the IRFU and the IFA and the wider sporting public.

"Leadership is now required.

"This project has the potential to overcome barriers in our society and help develop sport in this part of Ireland.

"The Minister has stated that he is prepared to act decisively on matters and make a statement regarding the development over the next number of weeks. The time to act is now." Críoch

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