Sinn Féin delegation meets Invest NI

Cllr. Brenda Chivers, MLA Cathal O'hOis�n and Cllr. Dermot Nicholl meeting Invest NI representatives. (DERR1601SJ40)
Cllr. Brenda Chivers, MLA Cathal O'hOis�n and Cllr. Dermot Nicholl meeting Invest NI representatives. (DERR1601SJ40)

A Sinn Fein delegation has met with Invest NI regarding opportunities for East Derry.

MLA Cathal Ó’hOisín said after the meeting: “For much too long Invest NI has been less than engaged in constituencies like East Derry and West Belfast, and this has resulted in inequalities in terms of delivery of jobs and assistance to new and struggling businesses.

“Whilst I welcome the Assembly debate on jobs and infrastructure in the North West this week, and have great hopes for the Ministerial Working Group announced on Friday, there is still much work to do in the East Derry constituency and the new super councils and Invest NI must play a central part in that.

“There must be political unity in fighting to address the infrastructure deficit, particularly in terms of road and rail, and to utilise the assets we have here.

“The relocation of the DARD headquarters to Ballykelly will act as an anchor tenant for the 60-70 private enterprises who are keen to open on the former Shackleton base. Likewise, tourism provides great possibilities for the entire North Coast, and I would like to see an extension of the Wild Atlantic Way to Derry and all the way to Ballycastle, as well as a year-round regular Magilligan to Greencastle Ferry.”