Munster welcomes funding
SINN Féin TD for Louth Imelda Munster has welcomed news that funding will be allocated to Drogheda’s Westgate Vision under Project 2040, and has called on the Taoiseach to allay concerns about the lack of detail available on the funding, including what the allocation is and when it will become available.
Speaking in the Dáil chamber, Deputy Munster said that there were concerns in the town around the total lack of detail around the funding, which is in contrast with allocations given to other towns in the plan.
Deputy Munster said: “Dundalk’s Long Quarter was given a specific allocation, which is to be welcomed. It is a pity that Drogheda’s allocation was not announced too.
‘Drogheda has been identified as one of five regional cross-border drivers along with Sligo which got a specific allocation of €5 million, Letterkenny which got a specific allocation of €1 million and Dundalk which got a specific allocation of just over €0.5 million.,
In response to Deputy Munster’s question, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar did not provide detail on the allocation for Drogheda, saying only that it would be allocated in 2019.
The multi million euro project is likely to transform the west end side of town into the future.