Kenny says Western Rail
Corridor essential for Western
Press Release - 1st
The Fine Gael leader Mr. Enda Kenny has said that the
re-opening of the Western Rail Corridor is essential for the
future economic and social development of the whole west and
mid-west region. Speaking after meeting a delegation from
the West on Track Community campaign on Saturday, Mr. Kenny
said that the re-opening of the railway remained an integral
part of Fine Gael's strategy for the future development of
the West and pledged his party's full support for the
re-opening of the entire rail corridor as one regional
A spokesman for West on Track welcomed the remarks by Mr.
Kenny and noted that he had spoken in similar terms to 700
people at the CFI dinner in Galway on the previous
Meanwhile in Limerick the Minister for Defence, Mr.
Willie O'Dea met a West on Track delegation from Clare and
Limerick and pledged his full support to any positive
recommendations coming before the Government arising from
the report of the Expert Working Group in March. Mr.
Seán Keehan, spokesman for West on Track in Clare,
said they had found the Minister to be completely up to date
on developments and fully briefed on the proposed re-opening
of the entire WRC.