West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

McAleer welcomes progress on Ulster Canal

Published: 17 August, 2016

Route of the Ulster Canal

Route of the Ulster Canal

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the establishment of an all-Ireland forum to progress the Ulster Canal development.

The Sinn Féin infrastructure spokesperson said;

"The Ulster Canal development has the potential to transform tourism in Armagh, Tyrone, Cavan, Fermanagh, and Monaghan

"The setting up of an all-Ireland forum to help take this forward is a welcome development that will hopefully see it progress quicker.

"Sinn Féin has raised this important issue at the North South Ministerial Council and in both the Assembly and the Dáil.

"Partnership working is the best way to take this project forward in order to help continue to develop the tourism economies in border counties."