Donegal County manager tells committee of importance of A5 progressing

The Good Friday Implementation Committee has been urged to do all it can to make sure the construction of the A5 remains a priority for both the Northern and Irish Governments.

The Mayors of Derry, Donegal, Strabane and Omagh attended a meeting of the committee today in Dublin with all the other districts and boroughs along the A5 route represented.

Two sections of the A5 will progress shortly; a third section is on hold due to the Irish government significantly downscaling a previous funding commitment.

Among those addressing the committee was the Donegal County manager Seamus Neely - he highlighted the importance of the A5 from a safety perspective:

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Seamus Neely also called on the committee to ensure the A5 is a priority and to push for other funding mechanisms to aid its completion:

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