West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Doherty welcomes ongoing commitment of Irish government's towards A5 dual carriageway

Published: 7 September, 2011

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP MLA Pat Doherty has welcomed confirmation that the Irish government has already committed £19 million towards the A5 dual carriageway project and that it remains firmly committed to honouring its financial contribution to the overall project.

He said,

"The ongoing part funding of the project by the Irish government is in keeping with the written commitment I secured from Enda Kenny earlier this year and I would therefore like to credit this consistent approach on this issue and the Irish government's acknowledgement of just how crucially important the A5 Dual Carriageway project is to the future economic development of the north west part of Ireland.

It is essential as it will bring our roads infrastructure is up to a standard already existing in every other part of the country and in doing so it will not only increase economic competiveness in this region of Ireland but also create much needed jobs during the construction phase, cut journey times, vastly increase road safety as well bringing other social and environmental improvements.