Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of James O'ConnorJames O'Connor (Cork East, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

As a public representative, I would say the perception is nearly that the process can take more than a year, from time to time. I have that impression from conversations at local authority level, with State agencies and other feedback I have received. It is interesting to get that clarification.

I will turn to Ms Graham. For key public transport projects, including new rail projects, we are going to be putting a significant amount of investment into our public transport network in the course of the next two decades. Is the public spending code a cause of concern around the slowing down of projects and trying to test their feasibility when there is almost open acknowledgement, in many cases, that there is an urgent need for increased investment to increase public transport capacity?


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