Dáil debates

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation

 

1:10 pm

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry, Fine Gael)

I acknowledge Deputy Neville's strong advocacy for investment in roads at local, regional and national level in recent years. Thankfully, in recent years we have been in a position to increase the level of funding for local and regional roads, as well as for our national network. I accept it is not enough and that there is a lot of catching up to do. We know there have been years of under-investment and we are trying to catch up on that. I will discuss the matter with the Deputy in detail. If there are any specific cases, I will bring them to the attention of the roads section of the Department.

With regard to the community involvement scheme, in certain cases where there are a small number of houses on, for example, a major road, the amount required from residents can be prohibitive, which is something we need to look at, as I appreciate. I will be happy to engage further with the Deputy.

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