Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
Question 1018: To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the development of a cycle-walk way between Tralee and Fenit; if he supports the initiative; if IarnrÃ³d Ãireann is liaising with Kerry County Council on the matter; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41086/11]
I am fully supportive of the Tralee to Fenit Greenway. Given the project's potential to contribute to both sustainable transport goals and to local tourism, the funding commitment from my Department remains in place. While the route is primarily a matter for Kerry County Council to progress, I understand that they are experiencing difficulties due to encroachment onto CIE lands. I therefore raised this specific issue with CIE and have communicated the need to ensure such encroachment is addressed.