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Newry City Park: Sinn Féin Delegation Meet DFA Officals to Dicuss Potential Funding | Newry Times

A Sinn Féin delegation recently met with officials from the Irish Government’s Dept for Foreign Affairs, to discuss the Reconciliation Fund Strategy which came into effect on 15 March 2021.

 

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Speaking following the meeting, Newry/Armagh MLA Liz Kimmins said, “We requested to meet officials from DFA to learn more about the Reconciliation Fund, and to see how it may support upcoming projects across Newry/Armagh and South Down.

 

 

“Our particular focus was on the potential for funding for the Newry City Park, and to examine how this project may fit in with this funding stream.

“Officials subsequently advised there may be limited scope for funding from the Reconciliation Fund due to the linkage to the Newry to Carlingford Greenway in terms of building sustainable North-South links.

 

 

“However they also outlined other potential funding streams which may be better suited to fund the delivery of the City Park in Newry.”

Also in attendance, Mickey Brady MP stated, “This was a very positive engagement looking at wide-ranging projects which could be delivered in this area which would be hugely beneficial particularly as we deal with the outworkings of the Covid 19 pandemic and Brexit.

“And we look forward to continuing this engagement with the DFA.”

 

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Slieve Gullion Cllr Declan Murphy said, “For too long Newry and South Armagh have seen a consistent lack of investment compared to other constituencies across the North.

“Sinn Féin is committed to ensuring we work hard to address the regional inequalities that we have endured for many years, and will continue to explore all potential funding avenues to secure essential finances for this region to deliver a range of projects, but particularly, a state of the art City Park in Newry.”

 

 

 

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