‘Clones needs the Ulster Canal if it’s to have a viable tourism future’

‘Clones needs the Ulster Canal if it’s to have a viable tourism future.’

That was the call of Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy at a meeting today of Oireachtas members, MEPs and local representatives in Clones.

A presentation at the meeting revealed that over 50 percent of buildings in Fermanagh Street in clones are derelict.

Frustration at the lack of progress with the Ulster Canal was voiced, with representatives stating that it was on the agenda in 1999 and is still on it now.

Brexit, the North South Interconnector and infrastructure and broadband were also highlighted as key issues facing the area.

Oireachtas members and MEPs were asked by local representatives to take all of the facts on board as they go forward and operate in government and in the European Parliament.