Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Revised National Development Plan: Discussion

Photo of Kieran O'DonnellKieran O'Donnell (Limerick City, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

Why did TII decide to tick the box between €1 billion and €3 billion rather than less than €1 billion? When I did a very rough calculation that even if we go with €10 million per kilometre, that is about €800 million. If we were to upgrade the road link from Limerick Junction to Limerick city, it would be about €60 million. That is about €860 million. If we take that from €1 billion, we still have head room of somewhere between 20% and 25% of an increase so why did TII tick the box €1 billion or above?


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