Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2514)

Alan Kelly

Question:

2514. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding provided to greenways in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019. [34658/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Since 2016, my Department has provided a total of €59,896,386 to Greenways around the country. This figure represents the amount allocated for construction the Greenways, rather than the amount drawn down. The breakdown of this figure by year is below.

Year

Amount

2016

€3,821,861

2017

€7,998,697

2018

€2,331,000

2019

€45,744,828

In addition to the €40m announced for 10 different Greenways in June, my Department has this year provided funding to Transport Infrastructure Ireland to carry out work on the Dublin to Galway Greenway in order to bring it as far as the River Shannon in Athlone.