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Ministers discuss Ulster Canal project

Jun 29, 2021 14:06 By News Northern Sound
Ministers discuss Ulster Canal project Ministers discuss Ulster Canal project
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Work on the next phase of the project is ongoing.

The Ulster Canal project was discussed during a visit by the North's Infrastructure Minister to Dublin yesterday.

Nichola Mallon met with a number of Ministers and the Taoiseach yesterday.

Minister Mallon met with the Taoiseach, Transport Minister and Housing Minister yesterday.

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Among the projects discussed was the Ulster Canal, which recently saw another €13 million announced for the next phase of the project.

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Work is progressing on the southern sections of the project but no planning has taken place on the northern sections.

That led to criticism from Monaghan Councillor Paudge Connolly recently who questioned why little had been done.

However, Waterways Ireland CEO John McDonagh told Northern Sound that his organisation has not yet been given a mandate to progress the northern section.

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That must be given by the North-South Ministerial Council before work can progress.

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