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AUDIO: Robinson and McGuinness back major development for Enniskillen

Published: 5 Sep 2012 15:30

An ambitious plan to develop the old Erne Hospital site at Enniskillen into a public service hub has received the backing of First Minister, Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.

First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness are pictured with (from left) Arlene Foster, Tourism Minister; Maurice Morrow MLA; Brendan Hegarty, Chief Executive Fermanagh District Council; Tom Elliott, MLA; Michelle Gildernew, MP Fermanagh South Tyrone and Phil Flanagan, MLA. Photo: John McVitty.

An ambitious plan to develop the old Erne Hospital site at Enniskillen into a public service hub has received the backing of First Minister, Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.

Both men visited Enniskillen to receive a detailed briefing on the plan from Brendan Hegarty, Chief Executive of Fermanagh District Council and Mr. Malachy McAleer, from South West College.

The plan would see a new 21st century college campus for Enniskillen students built on the old Erne site, now unoccupied following the move to the new South-West acute hospital.

First Minister, Peter Robinson described the plan as "very exciting", while Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness said it was significant that all policital parties were united behind the scheme.

See a full report on what the development plan involves in this week's Impartial Reporter and listen to the interview below.

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