Councillors to meet minister over road access

Donegal County Council is to seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Transport over concerns relating to the lack of access onto major roads in the county.

Donegal County Council is to seek an urgent meeting with the Minister for Transport over concerns relating to the lack of access onto major roads in the county.

The meeting is scheduled to take place before the adoption of the County Development Plan next month. The meeting will also include the involvement of senior National Roads Authority officials.

It follows concerns raised by councillors at a meeting in Lifford on Wednesday over national guidelines which are prohibiting access onto national roads such as the N56 .

The deputation was proposed by Fine Gael councillor Bernard McGuinness following representations from a number of colleagues including John Boyle, Seamus O’Domhnaill and Marie Therese Gallagher.

“These NRA restrictions are adversely affecting development in Donegal and it has to be raised directly with the Minister,” Cllr McGuinness said.