Donegal County Councillor Ciaran Brogan is calling on the government to recognise the challenges that exist in the North West region and allocate the necessary funding package for the area.
The call comes as parts of the North West City Region in the UK were recently granted a multi-million pound economic investment.
Cllr Brogan said: “Earlier this month, the British government announced that the Strabane-Derry region will receive £105 million in a major investment. The package – £50 million for the Derry and Strabane City Deal and £55 million for the Inclusive Future Fund – aims to boost the economic potential of the city and support a more prosperous, united and stronger society. It’s now time for the Irish government to do the same for this region.”
“Project Ireland 2040 was published 15 months ago and this included a city region between Letterkenny, Strabane and Derry as part of formally recognising cross-border co-operation in the national plan.”
Cllr Brogan, who represents the Letterkenny Municipal District, said similar funding must be provided to Donegal to improve infrastructure and services.
“Project Ireland 2040 is the government’s plan. If the government is serious about delivering the plan, it is now time for the government to provide a similar significant funding package for this region. This financial investment is needed to meet the many challenges. We know that with the proper investment, we can deliver the best in terms of services and facilities when it comes to roads, health, employment, education and tourism.
“We have huge potential in Donegal, but we need government to step up the mark. Regardless what town or village people live in, they all face the similar challenges. We’ve read the plan – It’s now time for action,” Cllr Brogan added.Tags: