Boylan remains optimistic ahead of roads debate

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012
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Newry and Armagh Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan will this morning bring the subject of Armagh road projects to the floor of the Assembly for debate. Speaking to Newry Times ahead of the adjournment debate Mr Boylan said,

“I welcome the opportunity to bring the important issues of the North & West Link and the Portadown – Newry Link Road to the chamber tomorrow. Those who are familiar with traveling through Armagh City, especially at peak times between 8 and 10 o’clock in the mornings and 4 and 6 in the evenings will know that the build up with traffic in the City can be atrocious.”
“Whether one is driving to or from Portadown, Newry, Keady, Monaghan or Dungannon, they will find themselves in lines of traffic and frustrated that movement between two points which would be expected to take five minutes turns into fifteen or twenty minutes, a situation not helped, it must be said by traffic lights timed to allow no more than two or three vehicles through at major junctions.”

Boylan added, “I intend to use tomorrow’s debate to highlight the city’s strategic location as an administrative hub for bodies such as the North South Ministerial Council, the Centre for Cross Border Studies and the Ulster GAA. I will also be discussing Armagh’s tourism potential and the historical and cultural heritage associated with Armagh in an effort to argue for progression on both of these roads projects which have been identified as necessary by Armagh City & District Council, Roads Service and the Department of Regional Development.”

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1 Comment for “Boylan remains optimistic ahead of roads debate”

  1. Des

    An adjournment debate as the title would suggest is the last item of business on the order paper therefore the issue will be presented in the afternoon, not the morning as your article suggests see: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Order-Papers/24-April-2012/

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