Thursday, 17 April 2014

Questions (261)

Michelle Mulherin

Question:

261. Deputy Michelle Mulherin asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to detail when the balance of the €6.5 million, announced when applications for the national cycle network were sought, will be allocated given that the actual projects recently announced only amount to €4.3 million in total; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [18301/14]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Deputy may now be aware, subsequent to my announcement yesterday, that a further €2m has been awarded to Galway County Council for the development of a greenway from Galway City to Moycullen.  This is in addition to over €4.3 million already awarded to Kerry and Waterford County Councils under the National Cycle Network Funding Programme 2014 to 2016.

This latest announcement brings the process to a conclusion with a total allocation of more than €6.35 million being provided to greenway projects under this phase of the Programme. Details of the successful proposals are available at www.smartertravel.ie.