Written answers

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Greenways Funding

Photo of Tony McLoughlinTony McLoughlin (Sligo-Leitrim, Fine Gael)
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214. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the capital expenditure allocated between 1 January and 30 April 2019 under code E7 greenways; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27012/19]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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Between 1 January and 30 April 2019, to advance its work on the Maynooth to Galway Greenway, which is part of the overall Dublin to Galway Greenway, €5,744,928 was allocated to Transport Infrastructure Ireland. This funding will bring the Greenway down to the banks of the Shannon in Athlone. Other projects have drawn down funding this year, but these would have been allocated funding in previous years.

On June 21st 2019, funding of €40m was allocated for 10 new Greenways projects. While some of this will be drawn down in 2019, the majority will be drawndown in 2020 and beyond.


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