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New Assembly Rural Sustainability Committee

16 September, 2008

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff has welcomed the launch of an all-party Assembly committee focusing on rural issues. The all-party group will work closely with the Rural Community Network to address rural issues at the very heart of the Assembly.

The first meeting of the new all-party Rural Sustainability Committee will be today, Tuesday 16th September, at 12.30 at the Assembly.

Mr McElduff said,

"The formation of this all-party committee will be welcomed by rural communities across the north; this committee should be about striking the balance between rural issues and rural communities representation at the heart of the Assembly.

"It will focus on addressing issues such as rural identity, infrastructure, poverty and connectivity; issues which effect people throughout rural Ireland. The committee will focus on rural development and protection.

"I look forward to working with the committee to address rural issues in the Assembly in the time ahead." CRÍOCH

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