North west projects need to be included in revised National Development Plan

The Eastern Garavogue Bridge project and the Western Rail Corridor need to remain part of the government’s revised National Development Plan, according to two local representatives.

The plan was due to run to 2027 but the Government decided to revise it in part to factor in newer 2030 climate targets with Cabinet Ministers meeting in Cork today to sign it off.

Transport infrastructure expected to make up 35 billion of the 165 billion euro spend over the next decade.

Midlands/North West MEP, Chris MacManus says the Western Rail Corridor is needed to tackle regional imbalance.

While Independent Sligo Councillor, Marie Casserly says the Eastern Garavogue Bridge will enhance Sligo’s ability to grow and develop.

Councillor Casserly says funding has already been allocated but more is needed.