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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Importance of cycleways

Published 25/12/2013 | 05:28

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MEATH TD Dominic Hannigan met Transport Minister Alan Kelly this week to stress the importance of developing the Navan to Kingcourt and Newgrange to Drogheda cycleways.

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'The Western Greenway cycle route in Mayo had 200,000 visitors this year and I believe we in Meath could enjoy a similar boost to our tourist trade by establishing these cycleways,' said Deputy Hannigan.

The Labour TD put Meath's case to Minister Kelly as decisions on the funding of cycleways in 2014 are due to be finalised.

'Not only are cycleways a tourist attraction and good for the environment, they are also a great community asset making it easier for people to enjoy healthy outdoor activity.

'They are a leisure amenity that both visitors and local people can enjoy.

'I have met with the supporters of both Meath cycle routes and I have asked the Minister to support them as I know they are both really worthwhile projects,' Deputy Hannigan concluded.

CASE ADJOURNED

THE case against a man involved in a row on Narrow West Street in the early hours of the morning has been adjourned to January 3.

Andrew Doak (23), Willow House, Narrow Ways, Bettystown is accused of engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and being intoxicated in a public place arising out of the incident on July 1, 2012.

Inspector Brendan Cadden told the court gardaí had been on foot patrol at 3.20 a.m. on the date in question when they noticed a row between two parties and saw the defendant attempting to strike another man.

PLAYSTATION 4 RAFFLE

Local company and Drogheda Chamber of Commerce member Hanley Energy are raffling a brand new Sony Playstation 4 in aid of Drogheda St. Vincent De Paul. Tickets are available online for €1.50 and credit card payments are accepted. Visit: bitly.com/hanlee to enter. Enter as many times as you like.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday, December 23, and the winner will be notified by phone or email. The firm are hoping that the prize will attract as much support as possible for a great cause.

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