Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Charlie McConalogue (Donegal North East, Fianna Fail)
Question 762: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the details of road projects in the country, if any, granted funding by him under the specific improvement road grants programme for 2012 to a value of less than €250,000 and the reason for the funding of any project granted funding below this threshold; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8403/12]
Leo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
I take it that the Deputy is asking about grant assistance from my Department for Regional and Local Roads across the Country. Details of the funding provided to each Local Authority are available in the Oireachtas Library. Allocations of less than €250,000 can be made in the case of forestry roads, some urban schemes, completion payments, advance design or land acquisition together with bridge rehabilitation and improvement works.