October 18, 2021
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‘Urgent decision’ needed on funding for Waterford’s landmark North Quays project

The Government has been challeneged to make an “urgent decision” on funding for the landmark North Quays development.

Waterford TD David Cullinane spoke out after it was confirmed this week that Waterford City and County Council has granted planning permission for the €500 million regeneration project. Deputy Cullinane said the green light for the planning “needs to be matched with a solid commitment to Government funding”.

Deputy Cullinane added: “The North Quays Project needs to be committed to once and for all. It is decision time for the Government. The project needs to be given the green light to allow for the immediate works to begin.

“I raised the issue directly with An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, with the Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and with the Minister for Local Government Darragh O Brien. I did so as urgent action and delivery is required. I also wrote to the Taoiseach seeking a face to face meeting on this important issue.”

The Sinn Féin frontbench spokesperson added: “This is an iconic and transformative plan. It is a game changer for Waterford and the South East. We need to leave no stone unturned in delivering this project.”

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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