Written answers

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Network

Photo of Brendan GriffinBrendan Griffin (Kerry South, Fine Gael)
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21. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the Tralee by-pass, County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31040/13]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Minister, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme.  The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.  

Within its capital budget, the assessment and prioritisation of individual projects is a matter in the first instance for the NRA in accordance with Section 19 of the Roads Act.

Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NRA for direct reply.  Please advise my private office if you don't receive a reply within 10 working days.

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