Written Answers. - Drogheda Development Works.

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asked the Minister for the Environment the present position in relation to the application for £200,000 for the necessary development works at Millmount, Drogheda; if he will agree that work on this project as submitted will greatly enhance the environment at this location and that it will be a major tourist attraction in the Boyne valley area; and when his Department will sanction the application.

This application is being considered for funding within the limited amounts available to my Department under the 1985 special Border areas programme. I hope to be in a position in the near future to notify allocations to the local authorities in the five Border counties.