Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport
Revised National Development Plan: Discussion
Mr. Peter Walsh:
To address the issue of which box is ticked, one thing we must be very careful about is strategic misrepresentation of the project. We cannot pretend it could cost less. For the proper progression of it and for everybody to be fully informed as to the possible cost consequence of a project, we will err on the side of caution. For that reason, the appropriate box to tick was above €1 billion. It is unfortunate if there are misunderstandings as to what being in that band means.