Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Committee on Budgetary Oversight

Review of the Capital Plan: Transport Infrastructure Ireland

2:00 pm

Photo of Colm BrophyColm Brophy (Dublin South West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I am sorry, but I think we are. We are asking witnesses about matters for which they are not responsible. We are going into areas of transport policy and development that may or may not be worthy of the interest of the Chair and other members of the committee. We are supposed to be fulfilling the role of the Committee on Budgetary Oversight. In all honesty, it is a bit of a reach to bring in a particular sectoral area as we have done today. Obviously, that was agreed to by the committee. With due respect to Deputy Ryan and the Chair, when the conversation starts to move into transport policy areas for which various agencies that are not represented at this meeting are responsible, I think we are going way beyond where this committee should be going.


brendan fitzsimons
Posted on 3 Apr 2017 11:18 pm (Report this comment)

I can certainly see why a FG member would wish to keep the discussion away from investment in transport!

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