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Reassurances given that A5 road project remains an Executive priority - Doherty

Published: 13 May, 2013

Sinn Féin MP for West Tyrone, Pat Doherty, has welcomed the confirmation the A5 road project remains an Executive priority.

Speaking following a meeting which was organised and chaired by Pat Doherty MP in order to receive an update from the offices of OFMdFM on the future of the A5 Mr Doherty said:

"The meeting was organised in order to receive an update on the future of the A5 Road Project from OFMdFM.

"There has been much speculation following the delay of the project however those in attendance, including parties from across Ireland were heartened to hear that the project was still an Executive priority and that the Dublin government also remained in support of it going ahead.

"The deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness stated that wile there could be a year to 18 months delay, once it has been given the go ahead following the resolution of any outstanding issues, that the road would receive immediate funding to push forward with what is essentially a project of huge economic significance.

"There were also reassurances provided at the meeting that the way in which any monies would be spent surrounding the projects delay are now an Executive matter and not one for DRD to decide on their own."