Seanad debates

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Nithe i dtosach suíonna - Commencement Matters (Resumed)

Road Tolls

2:30 pm

Photo of Robbie GallagherRobbie Gallagher (Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I thank the Minister of State for his response. If one were to go by speculation and comment from our political leaders in recent days, it would seem that this matter is now being reconsidered. I welcome that. I do not need to tell the Minister of State how difficult times are for many families, workers and businesses. The Government has intervened in the cost of public services; that is to be welcomed and it is good to see. This is another area where Government can intervene and I would welcome it were it to do so. Apart from the additional financial burden that would be placed on people, it will also result in people using alternative routes to avoid motorways, thereby resulting in our villages and towns being clogged up, which is the last thing we need.I hope common sense will prevail. I look forward to an outcometo which we can all sign up.


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