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Conor Murphy in "positive" talks with David Hanson on usage for former British Army site in Forkhill

7 March, 2006

Sinn Féin MP for Newry and Armagh Conor Murphy has this afternoon described talks with David Hanson today on usage for the land vacated by the British Army in Forkhill as "positive and constructive".

Mr Murphy led a delegation of Forkhill residents and community activists to today‚s meeting at Stormont Castle.

Speaking after the meeting Mr Murphy said:

"Today's meeting with Mr Hanson, representatives from the Housing Executive and DARD was both positive and constructive. We discussed the future usage of the land vacated in Forkhill by the British Army.

"Representatives from the local community presented a proposal to David Hanson for mixed usage of the site including a space for social housing, open space playing fields and the possible relocation of the local primary school.

"Progress was made and they agreed to look at the community proposal in more detail and come back within weeks to discuss the matter further." ENDS

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