Inquiry gives the green light to the A5 upgrade despite 2000 objections

A public inquiry in Northern Ireland into the A5 upgrade has found in favour of the scheme going ahead.

The proposed scheme to upgrade the A5 to dual carriageway runs for 85km between Newbuildings outside Derry and Aughnacloy in County Tyrone.

The public inquiry attracted more than 2,000 objections, and its results will be released soon.

West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne has welcomed the news - he says despite the objections, it was important that the road went ahead for the greater good: