Written answers

Thursday, 21 March 2024

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Road Projects

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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95. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider providing further support to the proposed upgrade of the N25 national road between Carrigtwohill and Midleton, County Cork, given urgent safety concerns; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [13046/24]

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 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 planning, 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.

This project did not receive funding in 2024 but as with all national roads projects in the NDP, the delivery programme for these projects will be kept under review for 2025 and future years, and considered in terms of the overall funding envelope available to TII.

Noting the above position, I have referred your question to TII for a direct reply updating you as to the current status of the N25. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.


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