Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Revised National Development Plan: Discussion
I thank the witnesses for their presentations. Many of the questions I was interested in concerning the region I line in have already been addressed. Some issues remain, though. I apologise for being somewhat parochial, but the Killaloe bypass in County Clare, which involves a road connecting Birdhill in County Tipperary with Ballina and Killaloe, before continuing into east Clare, has been discussed for some time. It is again mentioned in the development plan. Some enabling works have been done to clear lands on either side of the Shannon on the Clare-Tipperary border. Like others, and in light of the publication of the plan, I would like to get indicative timelines regarding when the substantial element of the project, which is, effectively, the bridge for the new river crossing, will commence and the expected completion date for the project.