Gilmore stands by cross-Border projects


Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to cross-Border infrastructure programmes, including a cancer therapy unit in Derry and the main Dublin to Derry road, writes DAN KEENAN.

Mr Gilmore was on his first official visit to Belfast for talks since elections to the Dáil and the Assembly. After separate talks with First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at Stormont, Mr Gilmore said the Coalition would stand by spending commitments in Northern Ireland estimated at some €466 million. The planned A5 Western Transport Corridor is designed to provide 85km of new road between Derry and the Border at Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone.