‘Bridge now key to Mournes tourism strategy’ – McKevitt

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Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
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Karen McKevitt with Jim Nicholson MEP in Warrenpoint

SDLP South Down MLA Karen McKevitt said the extraordinary level of support for the Narrow Water Bridge project means there is a unique opportunity to make it the central focus of a popular campaign for tourism development.

Welcoming the visit to Warrenpoint by two MEPs for a briefing on the bridge, she said: “This project has meant a lot to me, right back to when I signed the original Memorandum of Understanding in Brussels as Deputy Mayor of Newry and Mourne. Now we have the full range of cross-party backing and more important, we have a quite extraordinary level of community buy-in.”

“There is a new awareness of the importance of tourism for generating local jobs which can keep our young people at home. The setting up of the Mournes Coastal Tourism Forum is one sign among many that people are determined to see sensible and sustainable tourism development.”

McKevitt added, “We are now in a good position to come up with a local tourism strategy which everyone will want to support and nothing would set it off better or provide a better and more popular symbol than a link across the Lough at Narrow Water.”

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‘Narrow Water Bridge a priority for County Louth and County Down’ – Adams

Adams backs Narrow Water Bridge Project

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 ‘Narrow Water Bridge must be priority for SEUPB’ – Ruane

Narrow Water Bridge Appeal successful

‘Narrow Water back on agenda’ – McKevitt

Loughran welcomes Narrow Water Bridge decision

Ritchie welcomes successful Narrow Water Bridge appeal


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