Friday 24 May 2019

Tough questions on port route

Barlow House played host to a well-attended public meeting about the Port Access Northern Cross Route (PANCR) and its impact on the future of Drogheda, organised by South Louth Fianna Fáil.

The keynote speaker on the night was Deputy Robert Troy, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, along with Eddie Phelan, representing the Drogheda Chamber of Commerce, Cllr. Tommy Byrne and local FF activist and South Louth PRO Anthony Moore.

"There were lots of excellent contributions from the floor about the PANCR and its role in helping our town to prosper. People had tough questions to ask about where our town is going and I, for one, want to see more of that. It makes us determined to fight harder than ever to ensure that Drogheda is treated fairly in Louth County Council and Dáil Eireann and that we get the cross-route built".

It was revealed that the government currently had no application from Louth CC to fund the building of the cross-route, which Moore described as an "unacceptable dereliction of duty" on the Council's part.

Drogheda Independent