Update – Mc Conalogue says Kenny and Gilmore must consult with Stormont as A5 upgrade hangs in balance

charlieDonegal North East Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says the Taoiseach and Tanaiste must consult with the North's First and Deputy First Ministers as soon as possible to ensure the A5 upgrade goes ahead.

Yesterday, a High Court judge in Belfast confirmed he was quashing the decision to go ahead with the dual carriageway.

However, Mr Justice Stephens put his order on hold for one week, granting the Department for Regional Development a seven-day stay to lodge any appeal to his ruling on the A5.

Yesterday, a High Court judge in Belfast confirmed he was quashing the decision to go ahead with the dual carriageway.

However, Mr Justice Stephens put his order on hold for one week, granting the Department for Regional Development a seven-day stay to lodge any appeal to his ruling.

Deputy Mc Conalogue says the impetus must not be lost.......

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Meanwhile, The Government here is still committed to the A5 development despite yesterdays setback in the High Court, according to Donegal North-East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh.

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The decisions has now raised serious concerns about the future of the project, but Deputy Joe Mc

Hugh says the Irish Government's position hasn't changed......

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