Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of Verona MurphyVerona Murphy (Wexford, Independent) | Oireachtas source

I appreciate that. I ask that TII engage on this to see whether something can be done to provide accommodation for the articulated trucks overnight. At present, there is nowhere. It is not a road that can accommodate parking on its side.

Another issue I want to speak about is roads funding, which is a huge bugbear in Wexford. Wexford is deemed to have the worst roads. It is number one on the list as far as primary roads are concerned and fourth with regard to secondary roads. It is fair to say the director of services, Eamon Hore, is quite good. He has intimated that he has been told for years that whatever the spend would be in Wexford County Council it would be matched when it comes to the grants funding. This does not seem to be happening. He is on the record as saying this. It has not happened to date. It is a bit like when the HSE told us to raise money for an MRI scanner. The money has been sitting in an account for five years but the scanner never arrived.


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