The North's Minister for Regional Development has indicated his intention to issue a Ministerial Direction to pay a grant towards essential safety works at City of Derry Airport . No figure is being confirmed, but Mr Murphy is trying to secure £8.6 million.
Derry City Councillor Gerry Mac Lochlainn says without support from the Executive, the works would lead to an additional 1.5% on the district rate for Derry ratepayers. The works included runway and apron, resurfacing and improvements to navigation systems.
This afternoon, Assistant Town Clerk John Meehan confirmed the work has already been done, and the challenge is now to pay for it..........