Mac Lochlainn rejects UUP A5 scepticism

Donegal's Deputy Mayor has described suggestions that the planneds A5 upgrade should not go ahead as “ridiculous and mind boggling”.

Fermanagh South Tyrone MLA Tom Elliot, a member of the Ulster Unionist Party yesterday questioned whether traffic levels justified a dual carriageway, and also expressed doubts that the Irish government can meet its commitments to provide over 500 million euro for the route.

However, Cllr Padraig Mac Lochlainn says Donegal, Tyone and Fermanagh are without a rail service, and it is unthinkable that the North West would also be denied improved road infrastructure.

He says he has no doubt that the Irish government will meet its co-funding responsibilities........

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