‘British and Irish governments need to act to break funding log jam’ – Murphy

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Monday, October 10th, 2016
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Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the British and Irish governments need to act to break a log jam, which is holding up €120m of European funding. Sinn Fein MP Conor Murphy“My party colleague and Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir told the Assembly that there is currently a log jam of letters of offer for EU funding worth €120 million. “This funding is for a range of cross-border, transformational, environmental and health projects. Great efforts had been made to speed up funding applications to help the work of a range of groups. “We now need to see the British and Irish governments and the EU Commission work to release this vital funding immediately. This log jam has been brought about because of the uncertainty over Brexit.
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September 2016“The Irish government in particular have a role to play in lobbying both the British government and the EU Commission to have this funding released as it relates to cross-border projects benefiting Irish citizens north and south,” he added.

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