Friday, 6 November 2020
Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters
Local Improvement Scheme
I thank the Minister of State for her response on behalf of the relevant line Minister.
I welcome the additional funding because any day one gets additional funding is a good day. Nevertheless, I am disappointed because the amount of funding being talked about is totally inadequate. For example, in my own county of Monaghan, and in many others, it is not possible for people to put their lanes on a list because the local authority has closed the list because the list so long and it does not have funding to do the work.Unless and until the Government changes its thinking on this issue, many people will be waiting 15 years or longer to get lanes done and this is not the situation to be in at present. I welcome the comments on behalf of the Minister but more funding is needed so the long lists of local authority lanes that need to be done are done.