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Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The Climate Action Plan makes clear that we need to reduce fossil fuelled passenger vehicle kilometres by up to 10% to fully achieve a 51% emissions reduction for the transport sector by 2030. While all options are on the table as we strive to achieve carbon neutrality, we must ensure that if policies like this are pursued that they are evidence based and that viable alternatives exist for...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I am not specifically aware of the document the Deputy refers to, however there are often a wide range of costs ascribed to re-openings of any disused railway line. As the Deputy is aware from our previous discussions on this issue, I do believe our rail network requires a broad strategic review to better understand its role and assess its future potential. That review needs to consider...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Electric Vehicles (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: To date in 2021, over €70m has been provided in grants to support the purchase of electric cars. By year end, this will represent almost a doubling of supports to EVs in 2020. As a result, the EV percentage of overall car registrations has increased significantly this year and represented over 15% to end November 2021. The target for Electric Vehicles is set for 2030. Analysts have...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Transport Policy (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: As the Deputy is aware, the transport sector accounts for approximately 20% of Ireland’s national greenhouse gas emissions, with car use responsible for over half of these emissions. In recognition of this, the Climate Action Plan contains commitments to significantly increase electrification within the national fleet, including an ambitious target of 945,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 52 and 87 together. As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operation of public transport. That is the responsibility of the National Transport Authority in conjunction with the relevant public transport operators. The continued operation of...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. It is the National Transport Authority (NTA) that has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. The NTA also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I refer the Deputy to the answer I provided to Parliamentary Question 61036/21 on 9th December 2021.

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Energy Policy (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: Biofuels continue to be an important transitional measure in the decarbonising of transport. The biofuel obligation, provided for under Part V of the National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007 (as amended), requires fuel suppliers to include a certain proportion of biofuels in fuels for use in road transport. Currently, the biofuel obligation rate is 11% (i.e., not less than 11 litres in every 100...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Energy Policy (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The Climate Action Plan 2021 contains actions on renewable fuels, including biofuels. These include targets for increasing the amount of biofuel blended in road transport fuels by 2030, with an interim 2025 target and a commitment to carry out a review of the supply or renewable transport fuels in Ireland, such as biofuels, advanced biofuels, e-fuels, synthetic fuels, green hydrogen and...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Electric Vehicles (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: Providing a sustainable, low-carbon transport system is a key priority of my Department. The Programme for Government commits to 7% average annual emissions reduction to 2030; ultimately, the goal is for a zero-emission mobility system by 2050. Electrification will be key to achieving this objective in the transport sector. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the most prominent transport mitigation...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 61, 74 and 84 together. As the Deputies are aware, the Strategic Rail Review, which is being undertaken in co-operation with the Department for Infrastructure (Northern Ireland), will inform the development of the railway sector on the Island of Ireland over the coming decades. This will be one of the most significant reviews of the rail network on the island...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Councils' own resources supplemented by State road grants, where applicable. My objective will be to allocate funding to eligible local authorities on as equitable a...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Electric Vehicles (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The Deputies will be aware that the Government is fully committed to supporting a significant expansion and modernisation of the electric vehicle charging network over the coming years. A national charging infrastructure strategy is due for publication early next year which will set out a pathway to stay ahead of demand over the critical period out to 2030. I am also aware that a report...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I propose to take Questions Nos. 64 and 69 together. As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport. The National Transport Authority is responsible for the implementation of a Young Adult Travel Card (YATC), which will offer a 50% discount on travel on...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Network (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from Councils' own resources supplemented by State road grants, where applicable. Grant allocations for 2022 will be notified to local authorities in late January or early...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Greenways Provision (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and exchequer funding in relation to Greenways. The planning, design and construction of individual Greenways is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned, it will be vital that any proposed Greenway have the support of the relevant Local Authority as funding is...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: I refer the Deputy to her identical Question on 14 December (Ref PQ 61241/21). I advised the Deputy in that reply that, as Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. It is the National Transport Authority (NTA) that has statutory responsibility for promoting the development of an integrated, accessible public transport...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Rail Network (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: As the Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport. The issue raised is an operational matter for Iarnród Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, and I have forwarded the Deputy's question to Iarnród Éireann...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Public Transport (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. It is the National Transport Authority (NTA) that has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. The NTA also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural...

Written Answers — Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport: Road Projects (16 Dec 2021)

Eamon Ryan: As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities...

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