No progress on Dowra canal

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Fianna Fáil West Cavan Cllr John Paul Feeley has expressed his disappointment that the proposal to extend the Shannon Navigation north of Lough Allen towards Dowra will not progress until there is further funding provided by the Minister for Tourism.

Planning was granted by Leitrim County Council in 2007 but overturned on appeal to An Bord Pleanala. Waterways Ireland confirmed that the work done to improve road access and amendment of the County Development Plan had addressed some of the grounds for refusal, they have also commission eco studies.


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