DEPUTY CONLAN CONFIRMS OPPOSITION TO CLONTIBRET TO BORDER ROAD SCHEME AS CO COUNCIL SEEKS TDS' LOBBYING AID

24 February 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Fine Gael TD for Cavan/Monaghan Sean Conlan made clear his reservations about the N2 Clontibret to the Border road scheme project when Monaghan Co Council met the county’s three Dáil Deputies on Monday to seek their lobbying assistance to secure the funding that would progress the project to route selection stage.
Although Deputy Conlan expressed sympathy for the plight of landowners who would be faced with planning restrictions if the project was not advanced from the stage of route corridor selection, he feared that the development would have an adverse impact on Monaghan Town and questioned the wisdom of proceeding with it at a time of recession when the required funding was not available, and might not be made available for a long period of years.
His party colleague Deputy Heather Humphreys and Sinn Féin TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin affirmed their support for the Co Council’s efforts to advance the project.
Welcoming the TDs at the outset of the debate, Co Mayor Seamus Coyle said the Council could fully understand that there had been a reduction in funding to the National Roads Authority (NRA), but spoke of the anxiety that members had to resolve the situation whereby people in North Monaghan would be faced with the effective sterilisation of a large tract of land if the Clontibret to the …

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