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Narrow Water Bridge concerns raised at Oireachtas Committee

16 May, 2013 - by Gerry Adams

Concerns regarding the delay in progressing the Narrow Water Bridge were raised today at the Oireachtas Good Friday Agreement Implementation Committee by Warrenpoint and Dundalk Chambers of Commerce.

Speaking after the meeting Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth Gerry Adams said;

“This project will deliver 270 jobs in the construction sector and other sectors. It will create a legacy for economic development for decades to come.

“The finance is in place and ready to go. The DUP Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has limited time to agree to this on this very beneficial project.

“Taoiseach should address the matter directly with the DUP Party Leader, Peter Robinson, to ensure that this opportunity and finance is not lost.”

Conor Murphy MP for Newry and Armagh said;

“This project is has been in the pipeline for some time, the business case has been developed and is robust. The EU has recognised the vital importance of the project and has put in place finances to build the bridge.

“The economies and communities of Down, Armagh and Louth are interdependent and interlinked. Workers, produce and products cross the border every day.

“The bridge will ease this and further promote the whole area of tourism and joint action for the benefit of all.

“The Minister for Finance, in the North, should outline and resolve his concerns to ensure that the Bridge is built, jobs are created and benefits are delivered to all in our community.”


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