The Impartial Reporter reports (impartially) that “Councillors press for Ulster Canal funding to be released”. The two councillors quoted are Thomas O’Reilly of Fermanagh District Council and Pat Treanor of Monaghan County Council. Both are members of Sinn Féin.
Cllr Treanor is quoted as saying “Once the Government release the funding ….” Cllr Treanor seems to have missed the point that “the funding” does not exist: the [RoI] government has not got the money and, as I have pointed out here many times, no money was set aside for the Ulster Canal. He says that …
… we would in the interim call upon all living in the local community, from Derrykerrib to Clones to begin to think about taking advantage of the obvious business opportunities that this reopening will bring.
If the members of the local community have any money, they might be better advised to invest it in Swiss bank accounts. Or even Bitcoins.
Augh, just give these councillors a spade each and they can do a big of digging. The canal is going to be for leisure activities by hobbyists, so they might as well let hobbyists dig the thing.
I’m quite in favour of that. I wonder which foot they’d dig with. bjg
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