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Source: Sinn Féin

13 October, 2020 – by Cathal Boylan

Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has welcomed the announcement of €500m by the Irish Government for cross border infrastructure but said that more investment will be needed to deliver key strategic projects. 

The Sinn Féin Infrastructure Spokesperson said: 

“The announcement by the Irish Government that €500m will be committed to cross border infrastructure projects as part of the ‘New Decade, New Approach’ is a welcome development.  

“However, much more investment must be committed to develop connectivity between North and South. 

“Some key cross border infrastructure projects include the A5, Narrow Water Bridge, Derry-Belfast-Dublin-Limerick-Cork high speed rail, Sligo-Enniskillen Greenway and the Ulster Canal connection. 

“Enhancing the connectivity of our all-Ireland infrastructure is crucial to maximising our economic potential as an island. 

“Investment in all Ireland infrastructure cannot be a footnote in the plans of the Irish Government, but must be a central and core component of its work.
“Sinn Féin will continue to challenge the Irish government to ensure this funding is delivered and these key projects go ahead.” 

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