Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
944. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he or Transport Infrastructure Ireland intend to engage with the Irish Deer Management Forum to ensure safety measures including fencing are put in place to safeguard the well-being of persons living in an area (details supplied) in County Kerry; his views on driver safety and the need to mitigate risk from deer-related accidents; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1401/16]
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and maintenance of individual roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly known as the NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.
Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy's question to TII for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.