EU structural funding should be used to create jobs – Deputy McHugh

Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh has told the Dail that the possibility of applying for EU structural funds to create jobs should be investigated.

Speaking during a debate on the bailout package, Deputy Mc Hugh said neither the IMF nor the EU have any issues with the use of EU funds on cross border projects, and the collaborative model being followed in Donegal, Derry, Tyrone and Fermanagh should be adopted nationally.

He said a clear message should be sent to Europe that supporting job creation through the use of structural funding is the best way to ensure economic recovery, and the history of cross border projects in the North West shows how that can be achieved..........