Cllr McGowan hits out at Sinn Fein for confirming cross-border project

Donegal County Councillor Patrick McGowan has hit out at Sinn Fein for confirming that a cross-border initiative has been granted €4 million in EU funding.

Councillor McGowan says this annoucement was premature, although he believes the initiative will go ahead eventually.

The Stranorlar based councillor says there is half a million euro shortfall at the minute for the project.

He also said that Sinn Fein shouldnt be taking for credit for something they had no involvement in:

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Donegal Mayor and Sinn Fein Councillor Cora Harvey says Sinn Fein is not taking credit for anything, and the joint statement issued by the Donegal and Strabane councillors acknowledges the cross border and cross party commitment to the Riverlinks project.

On the issue of money, funding was confirmed to Strabane District Council last night, and she says it's ironic that Fianna Fail are scolding Sinn Fein about announcing projects prematurely........

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