The lack of attention from the Government on the now 'lagging' north west region is horribly disappointing.

That's according to Independent TD Marian Harkin.

Last week, the region was downgraded to a 'lagging region' by the European Commission, did not receive any recognition in Budget 2023.

Deputy Harkin says the exclusion is shocking, as the development status of the region has now been downgraded twice in three years.

Speaking to Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan, Deputy Marian Harkin says she is disheartened and continue to raise the issue with the Government until an intervention arises...


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