Time for Sweeney bye-bye..?

FOLLOWING the Enterprise Minister’s welcome for plans by the National Trust and Moyle Council for a new Causeway tourist centre, the Environment Minister – who was one “of a mind” to grant planning permission to a rival private developer – has also weighed in. Arlene Foster said: “I welcome applications from any parties who are seriously interested in providing a world-class visitor’s centre at the Giant’s Causeway.” It’s a non-commital, civil-servant-speak statement, but Foster cannot ignore this development. So long as the new bid gets its ass in gear, this proposal could provide a serious challenge to Seymour Sweeney’s plans to turn the Giant’s Causeway into something resembling Teletubbyland.