Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of Kieran O'DonnellKieran O'Donnell (Limerick City, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

I am happy that I now know where the figure of €3 billion is coming from. It is coming from a box that TII ticked that said between €1 billion and €3 billion and a figure of €3 billion. Mr. Walsh is telling me it will not cost €3 billion and will be nearer €1 billion. Does Mr. O'Neill have details on the routes? There were three routes on the rail. The line between Limerick Junction and Limerick city was upgraded. It is second in line to be laid, cost about €60 million and would make eminent sense to complement a motorway. The second one was the use of an old line in private ownership and takes in Charleville, Bruree, Croom and Patrickswell. Another line was a completely fresh line lain across farmlands from Charleville to Killonan. Which of the two lines are being considered?


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