Our member, Cllr Erin McGreehan (Fianna Fail), writing to Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, says Dundalk is the “ideal alternative location” for such an office, after the British government refused a request from the European Union to open a new office in Northern Ireland last week.
Writing in her capacity as member of the European Committee of the Regions and of Louth County Council’s Economic Development and Enterprise Support Committee,Councillor McGreehan expressed her disappointment that the UK government refused an EU request to locate an office in Belfast. She wrote to Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission, on this matter, and offered a local solution by suggesting her city of Dundalk – which is on the border with Northern Ireland, strategically located half-way on the road between Belfast and Dublin – for opening a new office.
Putting forward a solution that she says could solve the issue, she informed Vice-President Borrell that Dundalk, a vibrant town hosting major international companies, providing easy access to the whole of Northern Ireland and less than an hour from Dublin airport, would be an ideal alternative location:
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