Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2459, 2466)

Niall Collins

Question:

2459. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for Kilmallock railway station, County Limerick; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33902/19]

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Robert Troy

Question:

2466. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the process Irish Rail and Westmeath County Council must engage in to ensure the reopening of Killucan railway station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33933/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2459 and 2466 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding of public transport. The operation of the rail network and stations on the network including the former stations referred to, is a matter for Iarnród Éireann in the first instance.

In view of Iarnród Éireann's responsibility in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.