Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1266)

Eamon Ryan


1266. Deputy Eamon Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if guidelines have been provided to Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the use of weed killer on national roads; and the policy in this regard. [18406/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, operation and maintenance of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

In relation to the use of weed killer on national roads, I can refer you to the TII document: 'Guidelines on The Management of Noxious Weeds and Non-Native Invasive Plant Species on National Roads' for information.

For a more detailed reply, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A