Written answers

Thursday, 16 December 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Tolls

Photo of Verona MurphyVerona Murphy (Wexford, Independent)
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39. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans his Department has to address the carbon dioxide trap that is the toll at Dublin Port Tunnel; if he recognises the urgent need to remove the toll to reduce carbon emissions; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [62290/21]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and securing exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the operation and management of individual national roads, including the Dublin Port Tunnel, is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.In this context, TII is best placed to advise you.

Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.


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