Mun­ster wel­comes fund­ing

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

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.

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