I propose to take Questions Nos. 613 and 614 together.
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to cycle and public transport infrastructure. However, I am not involved in the day-to-day operations of public transport, including the management of public bike schemes.
Decisions regarding contracts, operation and expansion of existing and proposed bike schemes fall under the remit of the National Transport Authority, NTA.
Noting the NTA's responsibility in the matter, I have referred your question to the NTA for a more detailed reply with regard to your particular query, regarding funding for the Cork bike scheme. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.