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

On page 16 of the document, under national secondary road investment, €1.5 million was allocated at the beginning of this year to commence a €7 million upgrade on the road project. From my conversations with Cork County Council, what happened subsequently, around August-September, is that funding issues arose. What I want to establish is why the €1.5 million is no longer available to proceed with the project. The reason I raise the matter at this forum is because Mr. Walsh referred in his correspondence with me to the national development plan and gave the reason as funding uncertainty. Why was the €1.5 million that was budgeted not available from the €85.7 million that was allocated at the start of the year for that crucial project for north Cork? I ask Mr. Walsh to respond to those questions.


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