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Adams calls for all-party delegation to meet Taoiseach on Narrow Water Bridge

15 November, 2013 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams has expressed his ‘deep disappointment’ at the decision by the Special EU Programmes Body to withdraw its offer of funding from the Narrow Water Bridge project.

Earlier today an all-party convention hosted by Louth County Council was held to discuss the next steps necessary to ensure that the Narrow Water Bridge project goes ahead. The meeting agreed to seek urgent meetings with the Taoiseach and OFMDFM.

Gerry Adams said:

“While this decision is deeply disappointing it is not the end of the matter.

This morning an all-party meeting representing the border corridor region of Louth, south Armagh and south Down and including Louth County Council, Newry and Mourne and South Down councils, unanimously backed the project and called for an urgent meeting with the Taoiseach and Tánaiste, and with the First and Deputy First Ministers.

“Today’s unsatisfactory decision by the SEUPB injects renewed urgency into this.

“During the week the Taoiseach expressed his support for the Narrow Water Bridge project and most of the money necessary to bring it to conclusion is in place. The onus is now on the Dept. of the Taoiseach and the Dept. of Transport to come up with the relatively small amount needed to make this project a reality.”

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