EU candidate Walsh stresses the importance of rural development

A European Election candidate says there is no point in designating areas like Letterkenny as 'Gateway Towns', if there isn't follow up funding available to develop and rejuvenate the smaller towns beyond them.

Fine Gael candidate Maria Walsh was speaking as she begins a three day visit to Donegal as part of her campaign.

Ms Walsh says helping to rejuvenate rural Ireland and facilitate the formation of local businesses will be a key element of her campaign...........