Fresh concerns over A5 following Labour comments

The are fears for the future of the new A5 dual carriageway linking Derry and Aughnacloy after Labour's Transport Spokesman said it would not be a priority for the next government.

Contracts have been signed, and preliminary work is already underway. However, while the budget this week reaffirmed funding for the cross border project, Labour's Joe Costello said a new government could not afford to fund what he termed "grandiose" projects in Northern Ireland.

In light of Deputy Costello's comments, Foyle MLA Pol Callaghan, says the SDLP will be seeking talks with all the southern parties, including Labour, to set out the strong reasons for this key road to be built..........