New Decade New Approach launched

January 23, 2020

The NWBCN has given a very cautious welcome to the inclusion of the Narrow Water Bridge in the 'New Decade, New Approach’ document recently published ahead of the political parties agreeing to re-enter Stormont. 

Ireland's Ancient East

October 14, 2019

Irish Times

It is hard to image a more ancient and iconic site than Saul near Downpatrick believed to be the burial place of St Patrick. The NWBCN has long called for the extension of Ireland's Ancient East to include the eastern counties of Northern Ireland, a landscape as littered with remains of our ancient past both Christian and Pre-Christian as the counties further south. It is heartening to note that political support for this is gathering.

Cycle Tourism a Growing Global Business

January 20, 2018

Irish Times

The Great Western Greenway, a pioneer initiative in long-distance cycle trail boasts of creating some 200 tourism-related jobs in County Mayo. This growth in active tourism such as cycling and walking is one of the underpinning arguments in support of the building of the Narrow Water Bridge.

NWBCN launches Monthly Newsletter

January 22, 2018

With a hard Brexit looming NWBCN believes the building of the Narrow Water Bridge is more important than ever. in January we launched our Newsletter in which we will continue to make the case for the bridge while highlighting issues relevant to our shared economic future around the Lough.

Tourist opportunities missed

December 06, 2017

Belfast Telegraph Northern  Ireland Tourist Board fails to fully exploit tourist potential of the Republic missing out on £140 million of visitor revenue.

DFI details Southern Relief Road Options

November 20, 2017

Public consultation held on 14-15 November to help decide a "Preferred Option" for the project, based on three shortlisted routes for the proposed scheme.

Planning Resolved at Narrow Water

October 24, 2017

Axe on plans for North South bridge narrowly avoided as Louth County Council take 11th hour action. Newry Reporter.

Sinead Bradley MLA continues to fight for the bridge

October 22, 2017

"The proposal to have a bridge at Narrow Water has widely been accepted as a project that will achieve economic gains while communities..."

Varadkar pledges funding for the bridge

August 04, 2017

Irish News

Varadkar said his capital plan would benefit people on both sides of the border.


Irish Times

Planning permission for the proposed Narrow Water cross-border bridge runs out in October, warns economic development organisation.


NWBCN welcome additional cash for NI

June 25, 2017


Mr Jim Boylan, Chairman of the Narrow Water Bridge Community Network, has welcomed the recent offer of financial support for Northern Ireland from the Theresa May government to the DUP despite the storm of controversy that it has provoked. Mr Boylan, the Network’s chairman has especially welcomed the £400 million that has been earmarked for infrastructure within the package totalling a billion pounds.

Louth County Council sees Narrow Water Bridge as Priority Objective

March 20, 2017

At the March meeting of Louth County Council the Chief Executive Council Joan Martin reaffirmed that the Narrow Water Bridge Project continues to be a priority objective of the Louth County Development Plan. Ms Martin indicated that she will pursue any possible opportunity for the funding of the project.

Minister highlights continued committment to Narrow Water Bridge

January 25, 2017

Department for Infrastructure

Infrastructure Minister Chris hazzard and Shane Ross, Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport in the South have set out their continued commitment to the Narrow Water Bridge.

January 29, 2016


Mr Jim Boylan, Chairman of the Narrow Water Bridge Community Network, commenting on the recent publication of the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of the Houses of the Oireachtas in Dublin said he was delighted that the Joint Committee has firmly endorsed the need for the bridge at Narrow Water.

NWBCN gears up in response to Fresh Start Agreement

February 08, 2016


The NWBCN steps up its campaign in advance of the review of the project to be undertaken as part of the Fresh Start Agreement. The Network has been very encouraged by the increasing level of support among the people of the Carlingford Lough Area as evidenced by an exceptionally well-attended fundraising event held on Thursday last at the Whistledown Hotel in Warrenpoint.

Deputy First Minister's continued support acknowledged

February 29, 2016


The Network welcomes the declaration of support from the Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, at the Newry Chamber of Commerce Business Lunch held on Friday last.

The future is tourism NWBCN tells Warrenpoint Chamber of Commerce

March 09, 2016


The future is definitely tourism and the Narrow Water Bridge represents tremendous opportunities for communities around Carlingford Lough according to Mark Kelly, President of the Warrenpoint, Burren and Rostrevor Chamber of Commerce. Mr Kelly was reacting to a presentation given by Adrian O’Hare, Secretary of the Narrow Water Bridge Community Network, to a recent gathering of Chamber members at Warrenpoint Town Hall.  

NWBCN welcomes Finance Minister

June 18, 2016


The Chairman of NWBCN, Mr Jim Boylan, in his welcoming remarks to Mr Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Stormont’s new Finance Minister on his recent visit to Warrenpoint, said that interest and demand for the bridge was now beginning to surge in the community following recent election pledges. Mr Boylan also emphasised the cross-community, cross-border and non-party-political nature of the campaign to deliver the Narrow Water Bridge for all the people of the Carlingford Lough Area.

New SDLP leader visits site

April 05, 2016

Colm Eastwood, newly elected leader of the SDLP, on a recent visit to Warrenpoint praised local stakeholder group and local SDLP representatives Margaret Ritchie MP and Sinead Bradley MLA assuring them of his continued support for the bridge. 

Disappointment at EU Referendum result

June 26, 2016


“Leaving the EU will have serious economic consequences for Northern Ireland and the border region in particular will be negatively affected,” said Mr Jim Boylan. "Northern Ireland has benefitted enormously from UK membership of the EU and it is totally ironic that, despite a convincing vote to remain in the EU, the region will now be denied this essential economic support. ”

SF President joins party colleagues and NWBCN Committee at Narrow Water

Talk of the Town

Local TD Gerry Adams joins party colleagues and Narrow Water Bridge Community Network group with the new Stormont Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir on the site of the proposed Narrow Water Bridge.

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