Tag Archives: Coast Road

Giro d’Italia can Showcase East Antrim

Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs Jnr says he is delighted that the world renowned bicycle race the Giro d’Italia  is taking in so much of the East Antrim constituency when it arrives In Northern Ireland for 3 stages next May. Roy, who is a keen cyclist himself said: “It is fantastic news that the Giro d’Italia will be passing along the Antrim Coast road on the Saturday stage of the race on 10th May next year.  We will be able to catch the event passing through Carnlough, Glenarm, Ballygally, Larne, Glynn, Magheramorne, Whitehead, Carrickfergus and Whiteabbey as it heads to Belfast.  This has echoes of last year when the Olympic touch relay made its way through a long stretch of East Antrim along the Coast Road. This is another wonderful opportunity to showcase our beautiful part of the world and really develop our tourism potential. I would love to see … Continue reading

Posted in Press Releases | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Progress on Government Plan to tackle Mobile Phone Blackspots on Coast Road

East Antrim UUP MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed clarification from the Minister for Culture, Communication & Creative Industries regarding the implications of the Chancellor of the Exchequer budget statement regarding improving mobile coverage along the A2 Coast Road. Roy Beggs MLA said ‘I welcome confirmation from Ed Vaizey MP Minister for Culture, Communication & Creative Industries that the Antrim Coast Road which forms part of the A2 will receive central government investment to upgrade mobile coverage to eliminate as many black spots as possible. Tourism becoming increasingly important and more and more visitors are utilizing smart phone technology and even locally developed apps to enhance the visitor’s experience. This investment in the A2 will enhance the tourism product and hopefully assist in encouraging more visitor nights and money spent in local restaurants and other local facilities. In addition to enhancing the local economy this new investment will also go some … Continue reading

Posted in Press Releases | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment