Deputy Joe McHugh accused of ‘loose talk’ on A5 issue

Deputy Charlie McConalogue has accused Fine Gael's Joe McHugh of 'loose talk' on the issue of the A5 and expressed his concern that the project may never go ahead.

On Friday it was confirmed at the North South Ministerial Council that the A5 upgrade would not be axed- instead the Irish government has set in stone a 50 million pounds sterling investment in the project between now and 2016.

Deputy McHugh also suggested that other means of funding the project should also be explored - Deputy McConalogue says that's not realistic: