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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:24 pm 
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Dundalk and Warrenpoint Chamber members following meeting with the Oireachtas Committee


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Oireachtas Committee offers support for advancing Narrow Water bridge project
The Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement this afternoon agreed to write to both Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD in an effort to advance the Narrow Water Bridge project across Carlingford Lough.

16 May 2013

The move comes on foot of a meeting in which representatives of the Warrenpoint and Dundalk Chambers of Commerce detailed the tourism and business potential of the project for their respective towns.

Committee Chairman Joe McHugh TD says: “There is longstanding, unanimous support among Committee Members for the Narrow Water bridge project and we thank business leaders from both sides of the border for the compelling economic case for the bridge they made to us. We compliment the work of the members of both Chambers, who have been to the forefront of a campaign for the bridge which precedes the peace process. With 3.1 million people living within one hour of the North Louth/South Down region, the tourism potential of such a connection between the Mournes and the Cooleys was emphasised.

“The Committee fully take on board the view that delivery of this project is fundamentally about people, and not politics. As co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement, It was pointed out that the Irish and British Governments have a critical role to play in delivering this piece of infrastructure for communities on both sides of the border. In that light, the Committee agreed to write to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD, with a transcript of today's proceedings, to request they use their influence in with Prime Minister David Cameron MP to ensure the realisation of the project.”


http://www.oireachtas.ie/parliament/mediazone/pressreleases/name-16668-en.html
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 9:51 am 
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Hopefully the representations from
all these heavyweights can help
push a final decision through.

This has dragged on for too long.


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