Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (553)

Robert Troy

Question:

553. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason no funding has been allocated to construct security fencing along the greenway at Altown, Garrycastle, Athlone, County Westmeath despite repeated promises to Westmeath County Council of same; and his plans to ensure that this funding is made available without delay to provide protection for the residents in this area. [16724/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Funding is provided by my Department for the construction of Greenways and it is important that local authorities consider all aspects when submitting an application for funding. 

Funding for security fencing along the Greenway at Altown, Garrycastle, Athlone, Co. Westmeath is a matter for Westmeath County Council. I understand that a request for funding for fencing among a number of other items was made three years ago, however it was not granted at the time.

I am not aware of this issue having been raised again since then with my Department.