McCallion calls on Irish government to announce funding for north west

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called on the Irish government to provide funding to support the economic regeneration of the north west. 

The Foyle MP said:

“It is now more than a month since the British government announced a £105m funding package for the city deal and inclusive growth deal for the north west. 

“This was a welcome first step towards proper funding for the inclusive growth deal for the wider north west but more is needed. 

“In particular, we need to see the Irish government providing financial support, as promised, to support the redevelopment of the north west region as a whole. 

“I have had a number of meetings with An Taoiseach and An Tánaiste to discuss the need for this funding to help unlock the economic potential of this region. 

“The Irish government have an important part to play. I am urging them to now make a significant contribution to the inclusive growth deal package.”