Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (274)

Brendan Smith


274. Deputy Brendan Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding an application by Cavan, Leitrim and Sligo county councils for funding towards the development of a greenway on an old railway line; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15665/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Applications submitted to my Department under the National Cycle Network Funding Programme 2014-2016, including those from Cavan, Leitrim and Sligo County Councils, were assessed by a team comprising representatives from my Department, Fáilte Ireland, the National Transport Authority and the National Trails Office.  A total of 38 proposals were received from 28 authorities and the assessment phase is now complete. I am currently considering the recommendations of the team and I expect to be in a position to make an announcement in respect of successful projects very shortly.