Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2431)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

2431. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will consider providing funding for an inner relief or ring road around Tipperary town; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33408/19]

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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. Within the budget available to it, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) is responsible, under the Roads Act 1993-2015, for the planning, design and construction of individual national roads, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

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