January 7, 2022
Plan needed to maximise Lough Neagh potential- O’Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd has called for a partnership approach to the development of Lough Neagh so that it can reach its full potential as Ireland’s largest freshwater Lough.

The Upper Bann MLA said:

“Lough Neagh is the largest freshwater Lough in Ireland and supplies the north with 40% of its drinking water.

“There isn’t enough being done to maximise the benefits or the potential of the lough. The Lough Neagh partnership is calling on the relevant government agencies to step up and take responsibility for this.

“ I recently asked the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to take the lead and work with the relevant partners to take responsibility for this work and to consider including Lough Neagh under the remit  of Waterways Ireland.”

“Lough Neagh has huge tourism and economic potential, but without a proper plan and joined up working across government that potential won’t be realised.

”I will continue to make the case for this project to be taken forward as a priority.

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Government can and must act to ease cost-of-childcare burden on parents – @Kathleensf1

“Sinn Féin is calling for the government to give families a break by cutting the cost of childcare by two thirds from 2022 levels.”


The negotiations between London and Brussels are finished, and from today the deal is being implemented.

It is now time to move forward.

Later this month a delegation of U.S business leaders will visit.

We must work together in an Executive to seize the new economic…

Garda roster dispute: While it isn't the Minister's job to negotiate the dispute, it IS her job to ensure that this dispute is negotiated.

It can be resolved, but unfortunately the Minister is just standing back. She needs to get in there and assist – @Martin_Kenny on #TWIP

📺 Sinn Féin spokesperson on Transport and Communications @Martin_Kenny will be live on @rtetwip today, from 12noon.

Watch here: https://www.rte.ie/player/onnow


Load More