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Adams urges Irish Government to review A5 decision

14 February, 2012 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has welcomed the announcement of significant investment by the Executive in the A5 project and has urged the Irish Government to review its decision of last November when it substantially withdrew funding from this major roads infrastructure scheme.

Mr Adams said:

“Under the St. Andrews agreement the Irish and British governments agreed to share the cost of upgrading the route from Aughnacloy to Derry, with improved access to Letterkenny and Donegal. This project would have had significant economic and investment potential for County Monaghan and County Donegal.

“The Executive has demonstrated its commitment and foresight in pushing ahead with this strategic road system. This project will potentially create thousands of jobs and open up the Northwest for economic development and tourism.

“Yesterday the Irish government launched its ‘Jobs Action Plan’. If it is serious about creating new jobs and investing in the economy, particularly of disadvantaged areas like the Northwest, than it should immediately review and reverse its decision to cut funding to the A5 project.” ENDS

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