Former Tanaiste hits out at successive governments for failing the North West

Successive government’s have failed the North West over the last twenty years.

That’s according to the former Agriculture Commissioner, Tanaiste and Minister Ray MacSharry who has hit out at years of neglect for the North and West of the country.

Mr. MacSharry was a guest speaker at an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the District Veterinary Lab in Dunally held in the Council Chambers in Riverside last night.

The lab is under threat of closure pending a final review by the Department of Agriculture which is due out in March next year.

Mr. MacSharry’s comments were welcomed by those there who thought that it’s a message that needs to be heard in Dublin.

Mr. MacSharry, whose son Marc is a sitting Sligo Leitrim TD said that local politicians from Galway across to Dundalk and everyone further north need to set up a viable action plan to demand more investment through foreign direct investment to compete with the east.

He said people’s quality of life is plummetting both in and out of Dublin and someone needs to shout ‘stop’:

Former Tanaiste and Commissioner Ray MacSharry is urging local politicians in the North West to set up a viable action plan to demand more investment through foreign direct investment to compete with the east.

He says counties from Galway across to Dundalk and further north need to take action now and develop an investment strategy to rival the east of the country:

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