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Doherty to meet Goggins on Lisanelly Transfer progress

27 July, 2009

West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty is to meet with NIO Minister of State Paul Goggins at Stormont later today with the transfer of the former military site at Lisanelly, for the purpose of developing an Educational Village Campus in Omagh, at the top of the talk’s agenda.

The local MP said,

“The Lisanelly transfer issue will top the agenda of this afternoon’s talks with Paul Goggins and I will be expecting more progress to be made on the issue since we last met in April.

“At that meeting, Paul Goggins told me that the sales/transfers of former military sites in the six counties were on hold pending the outcome of a strategic overview which he was undertaking and I will be pressing the Minister on the importance of bringing this Review to a speedy and favourable conclusion particularly in light of the strategic importance of the Educational Village Campus to Omagh and its hinterlands.” ENDS

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