West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

McHugh raises cross border issues with Minister

Published: 8 October, 2014

Derg Sinn Féin councillor Maolíosa McHugh this week met with Joe McHugh Irish Minister of State for Gaelteacht Affairs and Natural Resources at the NWRCBG conference.

Following the meeting Cllr McHugh said:

"The meeting with Minister McHugh was both useful and positive.

During the course of the meeting we discussed many obstacles to cross border mobility faced by people of the Strabane district on a daily basis and ways in which we can work together to overcome these.

Two of the main topics of discussion were Irish medium education and the A5 road project.

What is needed is an approach in which there is meaningful dialogue at both a political level and at a local level and where all parties work together to find agreement on important issues faced by people living in border areas."