Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (596)

Brendan Ryan

Question:

596. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of progress on the acquisition of land on the Hearse Road, Donabate, County Dublin (details supplied); the timeline for delivery of the project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29669/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads (RLR) is the statutory responsibility of each local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. In this case the responsible local authority is Fingal County Council.

Works on RLR, including footpaths, are funded from local authorities' own resources supplemented by State road grants, where applicable.  Arising from the introduction of the local property tax and its retention by local authorities, Fingal County Council has become self-funding for roads under the main road grant categories.

Accordingly, I have no information on the status of progress on the acquisition of land for the works referred to by the Deputy.