Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Questions (274)

Brendan Smith

Question:

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.