Monday, May 16, 2011

Government Challenged on Knocknaheeney Regeneration

Speaking after a meeting with Environment Minister Phil Hogan, Sinn Féin councillor Mick Nugent has said the government must live up to its promises on the Knocknaheeney Regeneration Project.

Cllr Nugent said:

At today’s meeting with the Minister for the Environment, I was glad to hear him state his view that funding will be available to complete the Knocknaheeney Regeneration Project despite government cutbacks.”

“However people on the Northside have every reason to be wary of Fine Gael promises. During the election campaign the party trumpeted its commitment to save the Orthopaedic Hospital, only to ditch this pledge within weeks of getting into office.”

“The government must follow through on its commitment to fund the completion of the Knocknaheeney Regeneration Project, which is vital to the future of the area. The Council must also move swiftly to publish to revised Knocknaheeney Masterplan, which has been delayed too long already and which we heard tonight may not be published until June or later.”

For further information or comment contact Cllr Mick Nugent @ 087-6755793

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