Dungiven pollution claim

Sinn Fein East Derry MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has claimed that Dungiven is “probably the most polluted village in Europe.”

Speaking at the Party’s Ard Fheis in Derry, the Dungiven man said pollution from passing traffic was “poisoning” local residents.

Mr O’hOisin said recent figures showed nitrous dioxide was at 10 times the recommended level “so literally we are being poisoned by the traffic that comes through our village every day”, he said.

Mr O’hOisin claimed the Dungiven bypass project had been “parked and indeed been bypassed itself and leapfrogged by other projects”.