Government due to answer questions over A5 funding

Questions have now been raised over the government's commitment to part fund the upgrade of the A5 from Derry to Aughnacloy.

9 million euro has already been contributed to the project by the Irish government, with a further €460 million committed over the next number of years.

The Department of Transport says it will confirm if that funding will go ahead to Highland Radio News later this morning.

Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConologue says clarification is important on this issue:

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