County Council delegation to meet with senior NRA figures today

A Donegal County Council delegation will meet with senior National Roads Authority figures in Dublin this morning to discuss funding for the county's roads network.

A number of projects in the county have been stalled, with hopes that at least some of them can be progressed in 2012.

Among the projects shelved last August were Letterkenny to Lifford, Glenties to Dungloe and Mountcharles to Inver.

Mayor Noel Mc Bride is leading the deputation. He says strong arguments will be put forward.......

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Burtopnport based Councillor David Alcorn is not on the deputation, but he believes there will be progress on the Kilraine to Dungloe stretch which was approved last March. A council meeting then was told how the work would open up the west of Donegal to the rest of Ireland.

Within six months, the project had been shelved, but Cllr Alcorn says indications he is receiving suggest work will begin on it within weeks.........

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