A5 ROAD ROW: McHUGH SAYS IT WILL GO AHEAD…BUT NOT YET

first_imgFINE GAEL TD Joe McHugh has hit back at claims that the A5 road project has been scrapped – insisting that it will go ahead eventually.The Donegal North East deputy issued a statement insisting the coalition government is committed to the project.News that funding is being withheld was leaked by Stormont Minister Sammy Wilson. Said Deputy McHugh: “On the Dáil record the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar said that the Government remains politically committed to the A5 project, and that he expects work on the road to commence during the lifetime of the 2012-2016 capital programme.“That is a concrete statement by the Minister for Transport. The A5 project is live, and will proceed.“I am in ongoing contact with Minister Varadkar about the A5 project, and I also raised the matter with Members of Westminster’s Northern Ireland Select Committee.”The Government will formally withdraw funding at a north-south ministerial meeting next week. It’s thought the delay could be up to three years.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comA5 ROAD ROW: McHUGH SAYS IT WILL GO AHEAD…BUT NOT YET was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:a5 roadJoe McHughlast_img read more

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