20/09/12

20/09/2012 Inaugural Meeting of the Inter Agency Group on the Ulster Canal

Jimmy Deenihan, TD Minister for Arts. Heritage and the Gaeltacht convened the first meeting of the Inter Agency Group on the Ulster Canal today, (Thursday 20th September 2012.)

Minister Deenihan established the Inter Agency Group to explore and examine ways to advance the Ulster Canal project and to examine possible funding options for project including existing funding streams and leveraging funding from other sources.

The Group comprises County Managers from Monaghan and Cavan County Councils, the Director of Leisure, Development and Arts from Fermanagh District Council, representatives from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Failte Ireland, Strategic Investment Board, Waterways Ireland and senior officials from the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The Minister said “I believe that this Group has the capacity and expertise to contribute significantly to the advancement of this important project and I look forward to working constructively with the Group in the months ahead”.

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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