Sinn Fein unhappy with Labour doubts over A5/M2 motorway

Sinn Fein has condemned the Labour Party’s warning that a  funding commitment from the Republic for the upgrading of the A5 to dual-carriageway status may have to be reviewed.

Labour TD Joe Costello said the party, if it is in power after the next general election, will have to look at all major infrastructure projects, including the plan to upgrade the  road from Derry to Aughnacloy.

The Government has offered £400 million to upgrade the 88km stretch of the A5 from the Border near Aughnacloy, via Omagh and Strabane to Derry, along with the A8 between Newtownabbey and Larne.

Donegal Deputy Mayor, Padraig Mc Laughlin, says all opposition parties meed to be clear that they will support this infrastructure:

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Meanwhile, Labour Councillor, Jimmy Harte says he's 100% behind the A5/M2 project, but he says people have to be realistic, and the money simply isn't there at this time:

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