Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of Ruairi Ó MurchúRuairi Ó Murchú (Louth, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

I accept that. In fairness, it seems to be moving in the right direction. Like everything, there is an element of doubting Thomas and seeing is believing. That is just what we want to see.

Ardee bypass was mentioned. As time drifts on, there is sometimes an element of the difficulty of changed circumstances. We probably need to look more at an element of flexibility in respect of the planning process. That could be part of the review, but the promise to build the bypass is there. The questions I have, in particular, are about where things stands regarding the N2 upgrade between Ardee and Castleblayney. The TII representatives might not necessarily have that information to hand.

The N53 project is probably well under way at this point. I am just trying to get some sort of timeframe for it. If it is possible to come back to me on that, I would be happy enough.


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