A Mayo Councillor has said that the case for reopening the Western Rail Corridor is more compelling today that it was ten years ago.
Sinn Fein's Gerry Murray says there have been six major developments that have pushed the WRC to the top of the political agenda.
He says firstly, there is the generous grant aid available from the EU for low carbon transport infrastructure such as rail, up to 60% of capital costs, plus a generous package of soft loans and other fiscal instruments that could reduce the State’s net contribution to as little as 30%.
The objective of this funding is to ensure that the EU will become a low carbon economy by 2050 and that no region will be left behind or put at a competitive disadvantage.
Cllr. Murray has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew.