Taoiseach clear in what he
Sligo Champion - 9th March
Sean O Neachtain, MEP for the constituency of North and
West has fully welcomed the comments today by An Taoiseach
Bertie Ahern in support of the Western Rail Corridor.
The Taoiseach was very clear in what he said and he made
the following key points:
- That he fully supports the re-opening of the Western
- That he knows that it will be a ten year plan
- Financial arrangements in support of this project are
with the Department of Finance at this time.
"I have strongly lobbied for the re-opening of the
Western Rail Corridor because it is a vital economic
component in support of the future economic development of
the West of Ireland.
"This project fully fits in with the commitment of the
Government to promote balanced regional development and to
implement the National Spatial Strategy.
"I hope that the expert working group which is looking at
this specific project can report back as soon as possible
with it's recommendations as to how to move this project can
move forward in a practical sense.