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Martin Kenny TD welcomes plan which must redress neglect of North West

16 February, 2018 - by Martin Kenny TD

Speaking in Sligo today, at the government launch of the National Development Plan which promises investment of €116 billion over a decade, Sinn Féin's Martin Kenny TD said that he welcomes the plan, if the North West gets its fair share of the development it needs.

The Sinn Féin TD for Sligo, Leitrim, North Roscommon and South Donegal said:

“Any commitment to invest in infrastructure and prepare for the future is to be welcomed, but I am very disappointed to see no mention of the Western Rail Corridor, which with EU funding could almost be cost neutral.

“The EU Low Carbon Transport Initiative will provide 75% funding for such projects and could introduce an efficient electrified rail network in the West which would enhance the Atlantic Economic Corridor.

“I am glad to see mention of funding for rural areas and it is now up to us in the North West to keep up the pressure and ensure that this area receives the necessary funding to redress the neglect of past decades and to bring this area into the 21st century in terms of infrastructure.”

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