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Artist’s impression of the Narrow Water bridge. The plan is supported by €17.5 million in EU grant aid. The Irish Government is contributing €912,000.

The Northern Ireland Minister for Finance has approved £2.7 million (€3.15 million) in funding for a new cross-Border bridge at Narrow Water on Carli(...)

Louth Council handout artist’s impression of the Narrow Water Bridge project, which will link Omeath in Co Louth with Warrenpoint in Co Down. Photograph: Louth Council/PA Wire

The proposed Narrow Water Bridge project, which advocates say could regenerate the economy of the north Louth / south Down Border region is in (...)

Troubled water

Stormont Minister for Finance Sammy Wilson says he detects a “political smell” in the campaign to get the bridge built linking North and South (...)

An artist’s impression of the 660m Narrow Water bridge, which would span the neck of Carlingford Lough and would link Down and Louth just outside Warrenpoint to the north and Omeath to the south. The bridge could also open to allow boats to access the Newry Canal and the Albert Basin in the city. Photograph: Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland.

Planners have given the go-ahead for a controversial €18 million cross-Border infrastructure project backed in the main by EU funding. However,(...)

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