West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Dublin may restore A5 funds- Doherty

Published: 12 December, 2014

Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has welcomed the announcement from Martin McGuinness today that the Irish government has agreed to review its decision to withdraw £400 million funding for the A5 road expansion.

Speaking in the Assembly Martin McGuiness said he believes progress can be made on the issue following a discussion at last week's North South Ministerial Council meeting.

Speaking today the West Tyrone MP said,

"I was pleased to hear Martin McGuinness's report today that the Taoiseach has agreed to review the decision to withdraw from the A5 project.

"At the most recent NSMC meeting the Taoiseach gave a clear commitment to seek additional structural funds to restore their contribution to this essential North-South project.

"I very much welcome that commitment because a restoration of the funds from Dublin will reignite this entire project.

"At the same time, Sinn Féin will continue to engage with the North's Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy to ensure the legal issues which have delayed the northern end of the project are expedited without delay."