Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
285. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will give clarification on the reason there has been a delay in compensation discussions which were due to take place in September 2021 between Donegal County Council, TII and homeowners on the planned TEN-T Priority Route Improvement Project (details supplied) where homeowners had been previously informed they would have invitations sent to them in September 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29603/22]
As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and 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 design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. This is also subject to the Public Spending Code and the necessary statutory approvals. 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.