Thursday, 29 April 2021
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
The Tánaiste is well aware that several applications for funding for the port access northern cross route have been rejected, the most recent one under the urban regeneration and development fund. I wrote to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Deputy Darragh O'Brien, almost six weeks ago seeking a simple answer to a simple question on whether there was an appeals process under which local authorities could appeal. Almost six weeks later and he still has not bothered to respond and give clarification. I do not know whether he is dodging the question or this is a delaying tactic, but it was a simple question. If there was an appeals process, it would allow Louth County Council to resubmit a revised application. There is still several hundred million euro left unallocated in the fund. This is not the Tánaiste's brief, but is he aware of an appeals process under the fund?