Irish government postpones Derry to Monaghan motorway plans

Wed, 09/11/2011 - 13:53 -- Editor

The Irish government are set to postpone funding for a motorway which would have linked Monaghan and Derry.

The proposed A5 dual carriageway was to run from Aughnacloy througb Omagh and Strabane to Derry. But the Irish government are now set to postpone the committment to the 88km of motorway.

The work was to be funded by the Irish government and Stormont and was part of the St Andrew's Agreement in 2006. The expected cost was around £800m and the Irish government were to provide 50% of this.

Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has also confirmed that the Irish government's contribution to the A5 dual carriageway from Aughnacloy to Derry has been withdrawn.