Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Road Projects Status
I thank the Minister for his response and for his honesty in terms of what is set out therein. Realistically, funding for this road is not a priority issue under any plan. However, this project needs to be progressed. The mid-term review of the capital plan will be very important not only in relation to this key piece of infrastructure, but to other pieces of core infrastructure around the country. In terms of Brexit, taking into account that Dublin could over-heat, we need to ensure that the regions have proper infrastructure to allow them to develop. I hope this project will be re-examined in the context of the mid-term review of the capital plan. The knock-on effect to the regions of inclusion of this project and other core projects in the capital plan will be positive. I again thank the Minister for his response on this issue, which I propose to raise again with the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.