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Sinn Féin calls on Irish Government to recommit to the North-West region

25 September, 2014


Sinn Féin’s Pat Doherty MP and Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD have called on the Irish Government to recommit to the development of the North-West region. They stated that the government must ensure that it positively revisits the construction of the A5 motorway in 2015.

The Sinn Féin representatives were speaking following a meeting of the Good Friday Agreement Implementation Committee in which members received a presentation from the North-West Cross Border Group.

Speaking from Leinster House, Pat Doherty MP said;

“The North-West region has been one of the hardest hit by the current economic crisis. It was unfortunate that the Irish government withdraw a substantial amount of its committed investment in the construction of the A5 motorway.

“This is huge matter of concern for the people of West Tyrone and Donegal.

Deputy Mac Lochlainn added;

“Given the rising levels of urban-rural disparity across the island, I am calling on the Irish government to take a positive approach when it revisits its commitment to the construction A5 motorway in 2015. I fear the region will experience further economic marginalisation if this does not happen.”

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