Dáil Éireann - Volume 633 - 20 March, 2007
Written Answers. - Northern Ireland Issues.
Cecilia Keaveney Cecilia Keaveney
Cecilia Keaveney asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs when a Border road (details supplied) in County Donegal will be reopened, in view the commitment made in October 2006; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [10111/07]
Mr. D. Ahern Mr. D. Ahern
Mr. D. Ahern: The Government has worked consistently to ensure that all the remaining border crossings closed by the British authorities on grounds of security were reopened as part of the wider process of security normalisation in Northern Ireland, and in order to facilitate regional economic development. To date, 102 such roads have been reopened since 1994, with just two remaining closed, at Annaghroe and Knockaginney. Discussions are under way with the British authorities with the intention of restoring these two crossings as soon as possible.
In regard to the road in question, the Department will pursue all aspects, including maintenance and costings, with the Department of the Environment, and also with the British authorities.
Dáil Éireann 633 Written Answers. Northern Ireland Issues.