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Enda Kenny urged to keep pledge over A5 road

BY NOEL MCADAM

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been urged to help breathe new life into the A5 road project.

The Irish premier and his transport minister Leo Varadkar were yesterday asked to work with Stormont minister Danny Kennedy on a revised plan.

And a cross-border delegation also pressed for assurances that the original Dublin £400m commitment for the road will be included in future budgets.

The meeting in Dublin came after Mr Kennedy decided not to appeal a High Court verdict blocking any immediate go-ahead for the project.

Sinn Fein MLA Declan McAleer said: "We were seeking reaffirmation from the Taois-each of the funding of £25m in 2015 and £25m in 2016 for the A5 would still be available."

Donegal TD Padraig Mac-Lochlainn added: "I am delighted that the Taoiseach and Mr Varadkar have now reiterated the same commitment to the A5 as given by Martin McGuinness and Peter Robinson."

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