A5 must take priority over Boris Johnson's fantasy bridge: MP

Tory MP Boris Johnson's support for a bridge between Ireland and Scotland has been branded '˜fantastical' by Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley who has reiterated her call for the prioritisation of the A5.

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 11:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 12:09 pm

Mr. Johnson has newly indicated support for a Hiberno-Scottish link - first mooted in the DUP 2015 Westminster election manifesto but subsequently dropped from their 2017 document.

Ms. Begley said: “The vast majority of people in this area want to see the necessary improvements to the A5 happen as quickly as possible and are frustrated by the repeated delays as a result of unrepresentative legal challenges.

“On this basis of safety and priorities, it is clear that the A5 should be developed rather than indulge in fantasies such as Boris’ bridge.”