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SEIPTS petition

A dossier containing 3,000 letters of support for the Narrow Water Bridge has been submitted to Special European Union Programmes Body (SEUPB) by Warrenpoint, Burren and Rostrevor (WBR) Chamber of Commerce. The letters of support which were signed by members of the public on both sides of Caringford Lough, all 6 Down MLAs, south Down MP Margaret Ritchie, north Louth TD Peter Fitzpatrick and members of Newry and Mourne and Louth councils are in support of the two councils’ appeal against the decision not to short list the project for INTERREG funding. According to WBR Chamber of Commerce president Jim Boylan: “We cannot stress enough how important the Narrow Water Bridge project is to the wider commercial and community on both sides of Carlingford Lough. The Chamber of Commerce was further heartened by the recognition of the importance of the project by Minister Arlene Foster with responsibility for tourism. Mrs Foster fully accepts the importance of the project to the economic regeneration of the east coast. An online petition is also available to sign at www.oldwarrenpointforum.com


Newry Reporter

23rd May 2012