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Adams calls for investment in Narrow Water Bridge project

24 May, 2016 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams today raised the Narrow Water Bridge project with the Taoiseach in the Dáil and the commitment by the North-South Ministerial Council to review the project and report back to its June meeting in Dublin.

The two leaders were discussing North-South co-operation and the importance of greater all-Ireland co-operation during Taoiseach’s questions.

Speaking afterward, Gerry Adams said:

“The Narrow Water Bridge is an important infrastructural project that can provide much need employment in the area and provide a major economic and tourist boost to the region.

“The Taoiseach confirmed today that officials have been regularly meeting to discuss the viability of the Narrow Water Bridge.

“Officials met last December and again in the new year, including in April in Newry.

“The issue will now be discussed at the North-South ministerial council meeting on June 10th in Dublin.

“I welcome the Taoiseach’s commitment to the Narrow Water Bridge concept but if the concept is to be turned into a reality then the government needs to agree to invest the necessary funding.”

Sinn Féin will be holding an Oireachtas briefing on Narrow Water bridge in the Dáil tomorrow (Wednesday) evening to outline the importance of this project. Among those addressing the meeting will be Jim Boylan, Chairperson & Adrian O’Hare, of the Narrow Water Bridge Community Network.

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