Tuesday 24 October 2017

McGuinness raises the issue at EU level

Ireland East MEP Mairead McGuinness said it was imperative that 'the uncertainties about the proposed Narrow Water Bridge be cleared up so that the flagship project, can become a reality.'

Speaking from Brussels yesterday (Tuesday), the MEP told the Argus that 'timing is crucial as the project, which would benefit communities north and south of the border, needs to get up and running as soon as possible.

'This project is being supported by Louth County Council and its development has enormous potential for trade and tourism in the region,' she said.

'However, some issues remain to be resolved, including public consultation by a number of bodies in Northern Ireland.'

'I have asked my DUP colleague, MEP Diane Dodds, to assist in providing me with a progress report on the review underway in the office of the Finance Minister in Northern Ireland, Minister Sammy Wilson.'

'His office has clarified that public consultation into the project by a number of agencies in Northern Ireland will get underway this month.'

The Argus