Stop Delaying the Bridge at Narrow water Warrenpoint.

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Mark Mc Givern
7 years ago
Severely needed,to boost much needed infastructure to link the Mourne and Cooley regions

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Grainne Marron
7 years ago
We own a business and would create a larger amount of visitors to the local area with the bridge.

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Thomas Rooney
7 years ago
May 8th 2013



Adams raises concerns with Taoiseach on Narrow Water Bridge project



Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams today raised his concerns about the future of the Narrow Water bridge project with the Taoiseach in the Dáil.



The Louth TD expressed his concern at the lack of progress and the danger that too long of a delay in getting a response from the north’s Minister for Finance and Minister for Regional Development might see the loss of the funding from the Special EU Programmes Body provided under INTERREG IV.



Teachta Adams, who has been in touch with Sammy Wilson the Minister for Finance and Danny Kennedy the Minister for Regional Development, asked the Taoiseach to raise this matter through the relevant departments.

Speaking afterward Teachta Adams said:

“There is a limited time available for this important infrastructural project to be completed. A bridge at Narrow Water will significantly enhance the local economies of communities on both sides of the border.

Its economic, employment and tourism impact is potentially greater than the €18 million needed to construct it.

The Irish government and Louth County Council have provided the necessary funding and regulations to allow the new build project to go ahead. The risk to the project comes from delay emanating from the two departments in the north. Every effort needs to be made to persuade the two northern Ministers to accelerate their contribution to the bridge project.”

In his reply the Taoiseach said: “The process of evaluation by the Executive and the Minister, Sammy Wilson's office in Stormont is proceeding. I hope the matter can be brought to a speedy and successful conclusion. The project is an important cross-Border link and the first visible physical connection at Narrow Water. It is clearly an important link from a commercial, social and tourism perspective”.

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PATRICK MCCOY
7 years ago
It is just as important as any other bridge. It is good for the local economy. Sammy Wilson is not being impartial in his opinions. He should resign if he lets his judgement be cloudy by his political bias.

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Francis Reay
7 years ago
it's not important,It's Fundemental!!

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chris zidar
7 years ago
we live in a civilized country? then let it happen! Stop acting like in Africa!

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sheila hughes
7 years ago
A bridge would help congestion in newry which is already very badly contaminated with car fumes etc. It would encourage growth in tourism and create much needed job opportunities.

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Robert Dowling
8 years ago
I'll be bringing a 33 seater coach over it EVERY DAY from Dublin to visit Game of Thrones film locations in Co. Down.

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Richard O'Grady
8 years ago
The bridge will bring vital income from Tourism into Warrenpoint, create local jobs and contribute to the revenue of Northern Ireland.

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linda o hagan
8 years ago
because i live in warrenpoint and i think its a step forward in this generation..