Drogheda Chamber is to investigate new cross border funding opportunities for its members following a networking meeting in Armagh with the Department of Foreign Affairs and various stakeholders
Pictured at the recent meeting with the Department of Foreign Affairs are (from left): Drogheda Chamber President, Hubert Murphy, Mark Hanniffy, Joint Secretary at the DFA , and Joe Lynch of M1 Skillnet.
Attended by Chamber President Hubert Murphy and Skillnet Manager Joe Lynch, the gathering was told that the Shared Ireland Fund would be in the region of €1bn over the next decade.
"Every aspect of business, community and leisure can benefit from these funding streams and the key is cross border and cross community collaboration," the chamber president stated.
"We have spoken to the department about the needs of Drogheda, especially the northern environs, and the groundwork and future needs projections by Louth CC has assisted greatly in that. The new train station at Aston Village will be a key element "
The president and Skillnet manager spoke with Mark Hanniffy, Joint Secretary, North South Ministerial Council, and expressed their desire to see Drogheda as central to cross border relations, especially with the Battle of the Boyne site being just a short distance from the town.