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Fury in Donegal as government shelves A5 funding

first_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – November 9, 2011 Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook The Government is to postpone its commitment to fund the upgrading of the A5The proposed A5 dual-carriageway was to run from the border near Aughnacloy through Omagh and Strabane to Derry.The work was to be funded by the Government and Northern Ireland’s powersharing executive and was part of the St Andrew’s Agreement in 2006.The expected cost is around £800m and the Government was due to provide 50% of this -at least 21 million euro of tax payers money has already gone in to the project.In recent months the Fine Gael-led Government had remained committed to the project – however, the news that position had changed came from the North and not Dublin.Donegal Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConologue has reacted with fury to the decision:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/cmcc530.mp3[/podcast] Fury in Donegal as government shelves A5 funding Twitter Facebookcenter_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous article76th anniversary of Aranmore tragedy todayNext articleSinn Fein letter shows extent of Enda Kenny u-turn on A5 project News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Newsx Adverts PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more