N2 Concerned Residents Group says the scheme is “unfortunately going full steam ahead”

The N2 Ardee to Castleblayney Concerned Resident’s Group say an “overwhelming majority” wants to see an upgrading of the existing road and not a new one.

Emma Payne, a spokesperson for the group, said it was “heartening” to see that many of the over 900 submissions reflected what she labelled a “common viewpoint”.

However, the group has quashed local speculation that the scheme could be in doubt due to a lack of money as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

They say this “unfortunately is not the case” and that the project is “going full steam ahead”.

Emma told Shannonside Northern Sound that concerned residents shouldn’t become “complacent”: