Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Questions (926)

John Lahart

Question:

926. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if there is a fund from which local authorities can draw on for exceptional circumstances (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [30348/18]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

There is no funding available in my Department for the circumstances outlined in the question.

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants which are the responsibility of the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.