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

Is it not the case that we need to look after the citizens' lung health? Here, NOx emissions have been way in excess of what is depicted under the European average. We are paying fines on the basis of the NOx emissions expended in this area. These are huge fines. The figure is in the millions. Is there no other way? I do not know of any tunnel in Europe that has a toll barrier as the mechanism for traffic management to be honest. I travelled the world. It is a lame excuse, surely.


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