All Ireland final: Durkan welcomes halt to road works for Donegal supporters travelling to Croke Park

Mark Durkan, SDLP MP for Foyle.
Mark Durkan, SDLP MP for Foyle.
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SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan has welcomed confirmation from the Department for Regional Development that scheduled road works due to take place over the weekend in Strabane, which would cause traffic delays for Donegal supporters travelling to Dublin from the North West, will now be deferred.

Mr Durkan said: “As soon as I became aware of the GAA concerns for supporters’ journeys I contacted the Minister for Regional Development Danny Kennedy.

“I stressed that the scheduled road works on the Great Northern Link in Strabane would cause untold disruption to supporters, and that the planned diversion routes would not easily accommodate the volume of traffic that All-Ireland Sunday would bring.

“In fairness, the Minister’s office quickly took the point about the disproportionate impact of the proposed closure for works on this key artery on this of all occasions.

“I want to thank the Minister and his officials who came back quickly to say that the work will now be deferred.

“We don’t want people to have a difficult journey on what we all hope will be a great day for Donegal!”