Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
123. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of his engagement with the Northern Ireland Minister for Infrastructure on cross-Border planning and infrastructure projects, particularly the Narrow Water bridge project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15655/21]
Options for the development of the Narrow Water Bridge project are under examination at present, taking into account other proposed projects in the wider area including the Newry Southern Relief Road and the Newry to Carlingford Greenway. Consideration of options for a bridge, whether it is a vehicular bridge or a pedestrian and cycling bridge are still being examined.
I and my officials will continue to engage with my counterpart Minister Nicola Mallon and her officials through the North South Ministerial Council and other informal channels, on the Narrow Water Bridge and the other many issues that impact cross-border planning and infrastructure projects.