Monday, 6th March 2017
“I welcome the news that the County Boundary between Meath and Louth near Drogheda is to be retained. This is more than a ancient territorial issue or waving of the County colours. Meath County Council has made a significant financial contribution in terms of infrastructure and other supports to encourage and sustain enterprise in this region. This benefits locals in terms of jobs, and in terms of commercial rates to help fund local services” Minister McEntee has said.
“If there had been a change in the boundaries this time, it would have opened up the potential for other changes to our County Boundary, such as at Clonee near Dublin, where Meath County Council have landed a major coup in attracting Facebook and Shire. These developments will be magnets for other inward and local investment that will benefit Meath in years to come” she said.
“I welcome the principle that Meath and Louth County Councils should work more closely in terms of planning, and in terms of delivering high quality local services, but the County Boundary and the rates and services due to Meath people must remain in place” concluded Minister McEntee.