Government accused of misleading the public on Greencastle Harbour project

The government has been accused of playing politics and misstating the facts in relation to 30 million euro Greencastle Harbour Project of which it has pulled out of.

Responding to Senator Cecilia Keaveney Minister Tony Killeen indicated that the reason the government has pulled out of the project with just 8 million euro spent is because the county council owes them money.

He says figure due from the council, through the match funding agreement in place, is 900 thousand euro.

But at a recent Council meeting the county manager said an agreement had been reached to pay that money back and that the debt was not a factor in the government decision.

Greencaslte Councillor Martin Farren says the Minister claims are wrong and has turned on Senator Keaveney from not challenging him on his assertion: