Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Questions (567)

Michael Harty


567. Deputy Michael Harty asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the proposed west Clare greenway; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21446/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy may be aware, my Department held a funding call for Greenways last year which closed on 30th November. During this funding call, twenty two applications were submitted by fifteen Local Authorities and one State Agency. Among these applications was one from Clare County Council for the West Clare Greenway.

Over the last few months, my Department officials have been assessing each of the 22 detailed applications received during the funding call based on the criteria laid out in the 'Strategy for the Future Development of National and Regional Greenways launched by my Department last year. For this particular round of funding we are focusing on projects which have planning permission in place and are ready to begin construction in the very near future.

I expect to announce the successful projects shortly.

Question No. 568 answered with Question No. 565.