CO COUNCIL CALLS FOR ALL-ISLAND APPROACH TO CURBING COVID-19

12 November 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The members of Monaghan Co Council on Monday supported a proposal from Fianna Fáil representative P J O’Hanlon which sought to bring about an all-island strategy to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Councillor O’Hanlon’s proposal called for a meeting to take place between the North and South Health Ministers – Robin Swann MLA and Stephen Donnelly TD – and the chairs of Border local authorities in both jurisdictions with a view to an integrated approach to dealing with the Coronavirus being agreed.

Discussion arose out of consideration of a document outlining the Framework of Priorities for the Central Border Region for the period 2021-2027. Sinn Féin’s Pat Treanor said there were good opportunities coming up – through PEACE+, the Shared Island initiative and funding for community growth – for the region to put forward projects that could be delivered on a cross-Border basis. He formally…

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