Sinn Féin councillor Dermot Nicholl has welcomed the successful public meeting held in Wednesday night around the Rural Development Programme.
Cllr. Nicholl said “I am pleased with the large turnout and hope that those in attendance found the meeting informative and have learned of ways the programme can benefit them.”
“We plan to continue engaging with people about this programme. This is part of Sinn Féin’s plans to help rural communities and the North West as the DARD minister Michelle O’Neill has already demonstrated through decentralisation.”
His party colleague Cathal Ó hÓisín MLA added “The money will be used for job creation, training, infrastructure, education, cross border opportunities and developing the farming and agri-food sectors.”
“It will also help tackle social isolation and support young and older people’s needs leading to a better quality of life by creating new sporting and training facilities.”
The events chair, Caoimhe Archibald added “this was an excellent engagement meeting in Ballykelly. I would like to thank Declan McAteer MLA and Ann McNickle from CRUN for their input.”CRIOCH