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Patrick Clarke Backs Narrow Water Bridge

Independent South Down candidate Patrick Clarke has called on both Chris Hazzard, the Department of Infrastructure Minister in the North, and Shane Ross, Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport in the ROI, to work over the coming months to prioritise and put in place a financially feasible and preferred option…

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Finance Minister Visits Proposed Site Of Narrow Water Bridge

Sinn Féin South Down MLA Caitríona Ruane has welcomed the visit of Finance Minister Maírtín Ó Muilleoir to Warrenpoint on Friday (June 17) to meet with the Narrow Water Bridge community network. Ms Ruane, who had invited the Minister to visit the bridge site, said she was delighted that he…

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Bradley Says Time To Build Bridge And Get Over It

New SDLP MLA for South Down Sinead Bradley has called on the First and Deputy First Minister to spell out current spending commitments from the NI Executive which will support Narrow Water Bridge. Her call follows a meeting with officials from the Department for Infrastructure. She said: “The development of…

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Narrow Water Bridge Receives Backing From Martina Anderson MEP

South Down Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane this evening welcomed the visit of Martina Anderson MEP to Warrenpoint Town Hall to meet with the Narrow Water Bridge Working Group. She said: “Martina’s visit is further proof of Sinn Féin’s commitment to this project. “The Narrow Water Bridge Working Group gave a…

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Newry Mourne and Down District Council Delegation Meets McGuinness

A delegation of Councillors and Senior Officials from Newry Mourne and Down District Council met with the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the Canal Court Hotel, Newry to discuss the Narrow Water Bridge project and the Southern Relief Road. The meeting held on Wednesday 24 February 2016 was not…

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Ruane Welcomes Narrow Water Bridge Support in Fresh Start Agreement

South Down Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane has welcomed the acknowledgement in the Fresh Start Agreement that the Narrow Water Bridge has the potential to provide jobs and a boost to tourism in the area. Ms Ruane said: “The acknowledgement by both the Assembly and the Irish Government that a…

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Ritchie Says Narrow Water Bridge Needs More Than A Commitment To Concept From Irish Government

The SDLP MP for South Down Margaret Ritchie has called on the Irish Government to show more support for the implementation of the Narrow Water Bridge. Speaking after the publication of the Capital Investment Plan, Ms Ritchie MP said, “I note that the Irish Government has today outlined a number…

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Ritchie Says Narrow Water Bridge Needs More Than A Commitment To Concept From Irish Government

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has called on the Irish Government to show more support for the implementation of the Narrow Water Bridge. Speaking after the publication of the Capital Investment Plan, Ms Ritchie MP said: “I note that the Irish Government has today outlined a number of proposals to invest…

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Ritchie Says New Government Must Cut Tourism VAT And Begin Work On Narrow Water Bridge

As the South Down election heats up, outgoing MP Margaret Ritchie has made a keynote statement about economic development and tourism. SDLP Westminster candidate for South Down Margaret Ritchie has said that an incoming Westminster government must prioritise a cut in VAT for the tourism sector and proceed to renew…

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Narrow Water Bridge To Be Raised Again By Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MP’s Conor Murphy, Pat Doherty and Michelle Gildernew and will be in Leinster House today (Thursday) for the Oireachtas Good Friday Agreement Committee meeting at which the A5 road and Narrow Water bridge projects will be on the Agenda for discussion. Speaking before travelling to Dublin, Conor Murphy…

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Row Flares After Narrow Water Bridge Funding Offer Withdrawn By EU

FOLLOWING the news on Friday afternoon that the Special European Union Programmes Body had withdrawn funding from the Narrow Water Bridge project, South Down politicians were immediately up in arms. An irate South Down MP Margaret Ritchie called for joint Irish Government/NI Executive stewardship and financial sponsorship of  the building and…

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Narrow Water Bridge Receives Support To Move Ahead To Next Stage

FOLLOWING fears that the Narrow Water Bridge project may stall, South Down MLA Caitriona Ruane (Sinn Féin) has said that she is absolutely delighted that Louth County Council has pledged €2m extra funding to push it ahead. Ms. Ruane said: “I welcome the news that extra funding to complete the Narrow…

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Narrow Water Bridge – A Bridge Too Far?

THE road to build a bridge across Carlingford Lough has taken a lurch sideways as Louth Council have suspended progress. Following the submissions of tenders for the work, prices were much over the expected cost. This in turn has caused widespread concern on both sides of the border. Dundalk Chamber…

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Ritchie Welcomes GFA Support For Narrow Water Bridge

THE Narrow Water Bridge has become a key symbol in the cross-border regeneration of economies in South Down and in County Louth. Recently, South Down MP Margaret Ritchie (SDLP) has spoken following a presentation to the Joint Committee for the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement by the Chambers of Commerce from…

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Ritchie Calls for Narrow Water Bridge Funding

SOUTH Down SDLP MP Margaret Ritchie has told the Minister for State Mike Penning of the urgent need for funding to be approved for the Narrow Water Bridge Project. Ms Ritchie was speaking during an opposition debate on the challenges being faced in Northern Ireland during an adjournment debate in…

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