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Sinn Féin lodges Petition of Concern on A5 Motion

7 June, 2011 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Féin Assembly Group Leader, Raymond McCartney MLA (Foyle) has lodged a Petition of Concern with the Speaker’s Office on a DUP Amendment to a Sinn Féin motion calling on the Regional Development Minister (DRD) to give an assurance that there will be no dilution of the project or delay in its completion.

Raymond McCartney said:

“Sinn Féin secured a debate on the Aughnacloy/Derry Dual Carriageway in order that we could impress on the DRD Minister the crucial importance of this project to the economic regeneration of the North West.

“I am disappointed therefore that the DUP seen fit to put forward an Amendment that would dilute the importance of this project going forward as originally envisaged. I would even at this late hour urge the DUP to consider the detrimental affect it will have on the North West, a region that has been starved of infrastructural investment for decades, if this development does not go ahead as planned. Only last week the Irish government once more confirmed its original financial commitment to its construction.” Críoch

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