Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (274)

Lisa Chambers


274. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform if there is sufficient space, including loading bays and parking spaces for trucks, at Dublin Port, particularly in the context of Brexit; the way in which the additional capacity that would be needed is determined; the measures put in place to mitigate against traffic delays at the port; if the necessary infrastructure and additional spaces will be in place by 31 October 2019; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33869/19]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

A total of eight separate projects were delivered in Dublin Port, in preparation for the original disorderly deadline of 29th March 2019.

A further two projects have been added to expand capacity for physical and live animal inspection's in advance of the extended disorderly deadline of 31 October 2019.

The overall inspection capacity required in the context of Brexit is detailed within the 'Central Case' brief, that was compiled by the Government Departments with responsibility for the various inspections of goods and live animals.

Plans are in place to address potential traffic delays at Dublin Port with ongoing coordination between DTTAS, Dublin Port Authority, OPW, Dublin City Council, An Garda Síochána and Transport Infrastructure Ireland.