ELECTION 2020: War of words erupts between FG and FF over €350m North Quays
A political war of words has erupted between Waterford Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil candidates over each party’s commitment to delivering the landmark €350 million North Quays development.
The North Quays is the only key urban regeneration project contained in Fine Gael’s national election manifesto published over the weekend.
One of party’s two local election candidates, city-based councillor John Cummins, said this underlines the Government’s commitment to the development, which is hoped will create thousands of new jobs and attract much-needed investment to Waterford and the South East.
However, Cllr Cummins (pictured below) said the lack of a similar commitmentto the project in Fianna Fáil’s manifesto raises “serious alarm bells”.
He added: “Not only does the Fianna Fail manifesto not commit to Project Ireland 2040, it does not commit to the North Quays project whatsoever.
“Having worked with the developer, stakeholders and government over a number of years I do not want to see this project put at risk.
“Too much work has been put in by too many people for a new Fianna Fail led administration to come in and tear up the commitments that have been provided.”