The Joint Communiqué from the last Plenary Meeting of the North/South Ministerial Council meeting (18 November 2011) can now be read or downloaded (PDF) from the NSMC website. It has much to say about the Ulster Canal:
Progress on the Ulster Canal is progressing incrementally with the planning process ongoing.
Er … right. That’s it, then. Progress is progressing, eh? Well, I never.
We’ve now had an Inland Waterways Sectoral Meeting (12 October 2011) and a Plenary Meeting, neither of which has said anything about how (or whether) the canal to Clones is to be funded. Why not? Shouldn’t they show us the money?