Driver Licence Applications

Questions (2345)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

2345. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if there are circumstances concerning the ability of a person to drive by which they will not receive a full driver licence when they submit an application for the licence in the event of a person passing their driver test and receiving a certificate of competency from the tester at the time of the test; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31947/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

When applying for a first driving licence, the applicant must supply the following:

- Application form for driving licence D401 (fully completed)

- Current learner permit

- Certificate of Competency (dated within 2 years)

- National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) medical form (dated within 1 month) if required

- Evidence of Initial Basic Training for motorcyclists if required

- Evidence of Certificate of Professional Competency (CPC) if required

- Evidence of PPS number

- If the address has changed since the applicant's learner permit was issued, evidence of new address must be provided

- Photographic ID

- Evidence of residency entitlement

- Relevant fee

If an applicant cannot provide this information, they will not receive a driving licence.

Driver Licences

Questions (2346)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

2346. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reason a person is still treated as a driver with a learner permit until such time as the subsequent application for a full licence is processed and the person receives the full licence which can take weeks depending on the backlog when a person passes a driver test and receives a certificate of competency from the tester at the time of the test; if legislation will be reviewed in order that the person that passes their driver test is immediately treated as holding a full licence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31948/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

A certificate of competency entitles a person to apply for a driving licence. To obtain a driving licence, an application must be made to the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) on Form D401, and the required documentation, as listed on the form, provided. Until the application is processed which normally takes 3 - 5 days, a driving licence cannot be issued.

As a certificate of competency is valid for 2 years, it would not be appropriate to treat the holder of the certificate as holding a full licence. I do not plan to review the legislation in this regard.

Tourism Project Funding

Questions (2347)

Noel Grealish

Question:

2347. Deputy Noel Grealish asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funds available in each of the years 2019 to 2021 for which a company can apply for grant aid for the provision of recreational tourist infrastructure in rural areas; the rules and restrictions attached to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31954/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

My Department's role in relation to tourism lies primarily in the area of national policy development. Implementation of that policy is a matter for the tourism agencies, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland. While my Department provides capital funding to Fáilte Ireland for investment in tourism product development, it does not have any role in the administration of their tourism capital grants schemes. These are operational matters for Fáilte Ireland.

Accordingly, I have referred the question to Fáilte Ireland for direct reply to the Deputy. Please contact my private office if you have not received a reply within ten working days.

Rail Network

Questions (2348, 2446, 2447)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

2348. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will commission a feasibility study to reopen the rail line from Navan, County Meath to Kingscourt, County Cavan in view of recent action plans. [31983/19]

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Niamh Smyth

Question:

2446. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when a train line will be opened to Kingscourt, County Cavan; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33636/19]

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Niamh Smyth

Question:

2447. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to fund the re-establishment of the rail line from Dublin to Kingscourt, County Cavan; the status of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33648/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2348, 2446 and 2447 together.

As the Deputy is aware, Project Ireland 2040 states that the priority funding objective in relation to mainline rail is the maintenance and renewal of the existing network. This is to ensure that it continues to provide a safe and reliable infrastructure that enables the provision of quality rail services for passengers across the country.

The funding secured under Project Ireland 2040 means that we are in a position to provide the steady state level of funding required through a recurring and significant capital investment of around €200 million every year from the taxpayer.

Another of the commitments contained within Project Ireland 2040 is to continue to keep under review the potential extension of the existing M3/Parkway Line northwards to Navan. The next review of the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area must be completed by 2021 and that review will reconsider the population and commuting forecasts in order to determine whether any revised Strategy might include such an extension. I understand that this review will commence in the latter half of next year.

I note that the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area categorises the M3/N2 route as a core regional bus network, and with the Kingscourt area currently served by bus based public transport, the area will benefit from the planned improvements along that corridor under Project Ireland 2040.

I can confirm to the Deputy, however, that there is no funding allocated under Project Ireland 2040 for the reopening of the disused Kingscourt rail line nor to undertake a study on the line.

Transport Infrastructure Provision

Questions (2349)

John Curran

Question:

2349. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if detailed plans for transport options as part of the Clonburris SDZ which will see 8,000 to 11,000 new homes built in south County Dublin will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32024/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Deputy is aware that a detailed transport assessment and strategy was prepared by the National Transport Authority on behalf of South Dublin County Council to support the development of the Clonburris Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) planning scheme and that this assessment and strategy is available to view on www.clonburris.ie

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) have statutory responsibility for the development and implementation of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area.

Noting their responsibility in relation to this matter, I have forwarded your query to the NTA for their consideration and direct reply. Please notify my office if you have not received a reply within 10 working days.

Climate Change Policy

Questions (2350)

John Curran

Question:

2350. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to be more ambitious with the transport-related actions contained in the climate action plan 2019 and to include sustainable public transport projects such as the Lucan Luas project into the plan in view of the new evidence of the EPA of high concentrations of nitrogen dioxide throughout Dublin city suggesting nitrogen dioxide is exceeding long-term EU statutory safe limits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32026/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I am of course aware of the Environmental Protection Agency’s report as referred to by the Deputy and its evidence which suggests that some areas of Dublin have high levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution.

And I have no doubt the Deputy fully supports the ambition of Government to transform the availability of sustainable mobility options and facilitate greater numbers of people choosing to make the switch from the private car.

I welcome the fact that around 23% of commuters in the Lucan area already choose sustainable mobility options as their primary means of accessing work and the fact that approximately 35% of all workers, schoolchildren and college-goers do the same, but I know we need to increase that further.

To achieve the transformation the Deputy and I both agree is necessary to tackle the issues he has highlighted requires implementation of BusConnects, which will significantly expand bus services and active travel infrastructure in the area, the electrification of the area’s commuter rail line as proposed under DART Expansion with the increased levels of service that will bring, and the continued planning and design of a future Luas extension to the area.

Project Ireland 2040 and the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area provides for the implementation of all of these projects and programmes and I look forward to his support as we move forward with implementation.

Transport Policy

Questions (2351)

Bríd Smith

Question:

2351. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position on the use of horse-drawn carriages for hire in Dublin city; the regulations that govern this activity; his plans for new regulations; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32077/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The Deputy may be aware that my Department is engaging with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána with a view to resolving this matter as quickly as possible and advice has also been sought from the Office of the Attorney General as to extant powers and where these reside at present.

As the Deputy will understand, it would be premature to determine an approach for further regulation in advance of receipt of that advice. The Department proposes to address the matter speedily once the legal position is clearer.

Taxi Regulations

Questions (2352)

Bríd Smith

Question:

2352. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his attention or the attention of the NTA has been drawn to the proposals to operate a taxi sharing service in the taxi industry which utilises mobile applications and shared ridership; if such a proposal has been examined by his Department or the NTA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32078/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and statutory frameworks in relation to public transport. The regulation of the small public service vehicle (SPSV) industry - which encompasses taxis, hackneys and limousines - is a matter for the National Transport Authority (NTA) under the provisions of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013

Therefore, I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days

Taxi Licences

Questions (2353)

Bríd Smith

Question:

2353. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the plans of the NTA or plans submitted to it to licence a service (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32079/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and statutory frameworks in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has regulatory oversight of the small public service vehicle sector, including the licensing of vehicles and drivers.

I have referred your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within 10 working days

Córas Iompair Éireann

Questions (2354)

Bríd Smith

Question:

2354. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the breakdown of funding for all three CIÉ companies since 2008 to date on the basis of PSO funding for non-commercial services, capital funding and other funding, whether capital or current. [32080/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport in Ireland. The Exchequer allocates funding for the purposes of both capital and current expenditure from the Department's Vote to the National Transport Authority (NTA) for allocation to the transport operators for the provision of public transport services and infrastructure.

My Department allocated PSO funding to the three CIÉ companies in 2008 and 2009 as follows:

Year

Iarnród Éireann (€m)

Bus Éireann (€m)

Bus Átha Cliath (€m)

2008

181

42

86

2009

171

49

83

Since 2010, the PSO subvention is no longer paid directly by my Department to transport operators. The award and subvention of PSO contracts now falls under the statutory remit of the NTA. The allocations to the transport companies are decided by the NTA in exercise of its statutory mandate and in accordance with the various contract arrangements that it has in place with PSO service providers. I have, therefore, forwarded the Deputy's question relating to PSO payments to the NTA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

As the Deputy is aware, the Infrastructure Manager Multi-Annual Contract (or IMMAC) provides the funding framework for the maintenance and renewal of our railway infrastructure and is a statutory contractual agreement between the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Iarnród Éireann. The allocations from 2008 to 2019 inclusive can be seen in the tables below.

The increases I secured in Budget 2019 mean that the Exchequer contribution to the IMMAC has increased this year to €197million, thus ensuring that the steady state funding requirement (as measured on an annualised basis) is met for 2019. This represents significant, and very welcome, progress in terms of the overall funding of the network and means that funding for the IMMAC as increased by 23% as compared with 2018.

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

€ 140m#

€ 144m

€ 134m*

€ 159m

€ 160m

€ 197m

#includes €10.7 current funding on top of IMMAC €129.8 capital funding;

*extra €8m for storm damage under IMMAC.

Similar funding to CIÉ prior to the creation of the IMMAC in 2014 was through the Rail Safety Programme (RSP). The figures for the RSP for the period 2008 to 2013 are as follows:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

€ 122m

€ 113m

€ 1080m

€ 119m

€ 102m

€ 90m

Separately, capital funding is also provided to Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann through the National Transport Authority (NTA). This programme supports projects such as the continued planning and design of the DART Expansion Programme, the City Centre Resignalling Project, the replacement of the roof at Pearse Station, the development of the new National Train Control Centre, bus fleet purchases and various other enhancement projects.

As this funding programme is managed by the NTA, I have referred the Deputy's question to it for direct reply. Please inform my private office if you do you receive a reply within 10 days.

Sports Capital Programme Data

Questions (2355)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2355. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the sports capital programme grant allocations for 2019, by locality, region, sport, clubs and organisations for 2018 and 2019. [32083/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Details of all allocations under the Sports Capital Programme (SCP) since 1998 and all payments since 2007 are available on my Department's website at http://www.dttas.ie/sport/english/sports-capital-programme. Allocations and payments are listed on a county basis. Allocations to date in 2019 are included.

In relation to the 2018 round of the SCP, this closed for applications on Friday 19th October last. By the deadline, a record 2,337 applications were submitted seeking a total of €162m in funding. 186 of these applications were for projects that were deemed invalid under the 2017 round of the programme that subsequently submitted corrected documents. These applications were assessed first and approximately €7m in allocations to 170 projects were announced on the 17th January.

619 equipment only applications were assessed next and 466 allocations with a value of €9.8m were announced in May.

Work is now underway in assessing the remaining applications for capital works and I expect that it will be towards the end of the third quarter of this year before these final allocations are announced. All details will be published on the Department's website.

Sport Ireland

Questions (2356)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2356. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from Sport Ireland. [32084/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In the absence of clarity regarding the nature of the reports the Deputy is referring to and the timeframe involved, it is not possible for me to provide a reply to the Deputy today. However, if the Deputy wishes to contact my office and provide clarification, I will be happy to respond directly to the Deputy.

Ports Facilities

Questions (2357, 2359, 2360, 2361)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2357. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Dublin Port Company. [32085/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2359. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the New Ross Port Company. [32087/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2360. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Port of Cork Company. [32088/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2361. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Port of Waterford Company. [32089/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2357, 2359 to 2361, inclusive, together.

There are currently six State port companies operating under the aegis of my Department namely , Dublin, Cork, Shannon Foynes, Waterford, Galway and New Ross.

The companies are legally required to submit to me Annual Reports and Accounts together with the Chairperson's Report outlining all significant developments involving the port company during the year.

The port companies publish the reports on their websites after they have been laid before each House of the Oireachtas. It is expected that these reports will be publicly available before the end of July.

I have also recently requested from Dublin port a copy of the independent Mazars report which will review all credit card expenditure in the port since 2017 to determine whether expenditure was appropriate, properly authorised and in line with company policies. I expect to receive this report around mid September 2019.

Ports Facilities

Questions Nos. 2359 to 2361, inclusive, answered with Question No. 2357.

Questions (2358)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2358. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Drogheda Port Company. [32086/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In line with National Ports Policy 2013, Drogheda Port Company transferred to the control of Louth County Council on the 2 October 2017. Governance matters, including the Annual Report and Accounts, are now a matter for the CE of the Council.

Questions Nos. 2359 to 2361, inclusive, answered with Question No. 2357.

Ports Facilities

Questions (2362)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2362. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of reports requested and received from the Wicklow Port Company. [32090/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In line with National Ports Policy 2013, Wicklow Port Company was dissolved and transferred directly under the control of Wicklow County Council on the 30 of August 2016.

Road Projects Status

Questions (2363, 2364)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2363. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated completion date of the Dunkettle interchange upgrade. [32091/19]

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Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2364. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the estimated final cost of the Dunkettle interchange upgrade; and the initial estimation in this regard. [32092/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2363 and 2364 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Once funding arrangements have been put in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Act 1993-2015, the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. TII also manage and distribute the capital budget for the national roads programme.

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.

Rail Network Expansion

Questions (2365)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2365. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans for new rail lines in each of the years 2020 to 2024. [32093/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I intend to present to Government, very shortly, the updated Rail Review, including the views of the public and other stakeholders as regards the potential of the rail network to meet the economic, environmental and social needs of the State into the future.

In the meantime the rail network across the State is benefitting from the 23% increase in funding made available to support the maintenance and renewal of the network. This level of funding means the network is now being funded at the 'steady state' level required as measured on an annual basis and will result in a number of benefits for passengers over time, such as improved inter-city journey times. In addition, last week Government announced approval for the construction of a new National Train Control Centre which will facilitate the significant expansion of rail services planned under Project Ireland 2040.

Details of Project Ireland 2040 projects and programmes are available to view on:

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/6db7c4-investment-projects-and-programmes-tracker/

Separately, next year, my Department will commence an evaluation of the economic benefits of high-speed rail on the main inter-urban network against improvements to existing line speeds, as committed to under Project Ireland 2040 .

And the Deputy will also be aware that Iarnród Éireann has engaged consultants to conduct an independent review of a potential extension of the existing Western Rail Corridor and that review is currently on-going.

The Deputy will be agree that it is important to ensure better integration of land-use planning and transport planning so that each may positively influence the other. I am glad to say that in recent years this importance has been reflected in the development of transport strategies for each of the major cities, and that in developing those strategies the potential of rail is carefully considered.

In 2016 the Galway Transport Strategy and the Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area were published, while consultation on the Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy 2040 has recently ended; work is underway on the Limerick Shannon Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy and will start soon on the Waterford Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy.

This plan-led approach toward strategic transport planning underpins the development of public transport infrastructure and allows for an evidence based approach toward any potential expenditure of taxpayers' money.

Public Transport Data

Questions (2366)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2366. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number and frequency of LocalLink services by area for 2018 and 2019. [32094/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for securing the provision of public passenger transport services nationally. It also has national responsibility for integrated local and rural transport, including management of the Rural Transport Programme which now operates under the Local Link brand.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities in this matter I have forwarded your question to the NTA for direct reply to you. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.

Climate Change Policy

Questions (2367)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2367. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce congestion charges on motorways in the coming years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32095/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The recently published Climate Action Plan sets out a whole-of-Government approach to climate action and maps a potential pathway to meet Ireland’s 2030 emission reduction commitments. The Plan clearly recognises that Ireland must significantly step up its commitments to tackle climate disruption. As the transport sector accounts for a little over one quarter of Ireland’s non-ETS emissions there is no question that it must feature strongly in the national decarbonisation effort.

Cutting congestion, particularly in urban areas, is an action which would contribute positively to the decarbonisation effort. Congestion also imposes significant costs on residents, commuters and businesses. My Department is already seeking to address congestion and its negative impacts by encouraging modal shift away from private passenger car towards public and active travel. To this end, a significant investment of €8.6 billion is earmarked to be made in increasing the capacity and attractiveness of sustainable mobility under the National Development Plan 2018-27 as part of Project Ireland 2040.

Road pricing has been used by a number of countries as a transport demand management tool in order to address traffic congestion or other social and environmental negative externalities. As such, the potential role of road pricing and congestion charging has been identified by the Climate Action Plan and Action 81 commits to examining a range of demand management measures for Irish cities. To this end, my Department, in collaboration with the local authorities, will commission a study later this year to:

- Consider key demand management drivers in an Irish context (e.g. congestion, air quality, climate considerations);

- Review international best practices on measures such as urban congestion charging, low emission zones and parking pricing policies; and

- Recommend the most appropriate responses for Dublin/Cork/Galway/Limerick/Waterford taking into account overall transport strategies in each case.

Stakeholder consultation will need to be undertaken as part of this Demand Management study. Implementation of required and most appropriate measures in each case will have regard to existing powers of local authorities, including those reserved to elected members. I will work closely with Minister Murphy and his Department if additional legislation or local authority functions are identified as providing pathways for addressing these problems.

Road Projects Data

Questions (2368)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2368. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the allocation and drawdown of the specific improvement grant scheme for 2018 and to date in 2019, by locality and secondary road. [32096/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The improvement and maintenance of regional and local roads is the statutory responsibility of the relevant local authority in accordance with the provisions of Section 13 of the Roads Act 1993. Works on those roads are funded from the Council's own resources supplemented by State road grants.

Details of the regional and local road grant payments for 2018 for specific grant projects are outlined in the regional and local road grant booklet which is available in the Dáil Library.

The current allocations and drawdown to end of June for specific grant schemes this year can be seen in the following table:

Name

Payee

Allocation

Paid to end June

Ardfinnan Bridge

Tipperary County Council

400,000

5,852

Athlone Railway Link Road Phase 2

Westmeath County Council

350,000

Bettystown to Laytown Link road

Meath County Council

400,000

38,606

Castletroy Link Road

Limerick City and County Council

100,000

L-119 Newcastle Road Road Improvement Works and R392 Junction Improvements Works

Longford County Council

200,000

5,064

L-5218 Ballymulvey Road Cycle Track

Longford County Council

100,000

R392 Realignment, Newcastle Wood to Forgney RC Church

Longford County Council

100,000

2,795

R392 Main St Ballymahon Improvement

Longford County Council

700,000

11,302

R392 Abbeyshrule Road Junction Improvement

Longford County Council

10,000

R392 Ballymahon to Center Parcs Improvement Works

Longford County Council

600,000

5,589

L-1119/L-1121 Newcastle Bridge Improvement Works

Longford County Council

50,000

L-1121 Toome Crossroads to Newcastle Bridge

Longford County Council

40,000

Clionbeg Bridge Aherlow - L83274

Tipperary County Council

235,000

2,022

Cockhill Bridge

Donegal County Council

250,000

75,157

Cong Road

Mayo County Council

22,000

1,000

Croom DS

Limerick City and County Council

500,000

237,922

Daly Pedestrian Bridge rehabilitation

Cork City Council

1,025,000

Derrartha Road

Galway County Council

300,000

245

Dingle Relief Road Phase 4

Kerry County Council

1,000,000

634,119

Dunkellin River Bridge

Galway County Council

420,000

Edenderry Inner Relief Road

Offaly County Council

285,000

Fingerpost - Junction of R665 with R671

Waterford City and County Council

500,000

Glenisland Bridge

Mayo County Council

150,000

Golf Links Road & Ballysimon Road Upgrade

Limerick City and County Council

500,000

14,594

L16711 St Dominic's Bridge, Drogheda

Louth County Council

130,000

L2321 Obelisk Bridge, nr Drogheda

Louth County Council

140,000

L5757 Cullahill Mountain Slope Stability Works

Laois County Council

200,000

Laghey to Pettigo Road

Donegal County Council

500,000

21,788

LP2784 Hartley Bridge

Leitrim County Council

400,000

4,330

LS8270 Killavoggy Bridge

Leitrim County Council

200,000

Park Road Bridge Replacement

Limerick City and County Council

100,000

33,705

R155 Curragha

Meath County Council

200,000

R162 Navan to Kingscourt Road

Meath County Council

200,000

R189 Newbliss to Threemilehouse

Monaghan County Council

250,000

R194 Dunancorry Bridge widening (over Blackwater River)

Cavan County Council

75,000

5,474

R284 Gleann

Sligo County Council

300,000

R314 Killala Streets

Mayo County Council

69,000

2,888

R332 Kilbannon Tuam (2019)

Galway County Council

300,000

R390 Walderstown Scheme

Westmeath County Council

110,000

R420 Kilmullen

Laois County Council

20,000

R445 pavement improvement - Central

Laois County Council

500,000

R458 Latoon Creek Bridge

Clare County Council

250,000

R466 Bridge at Briensbridge

Clare County Council

20,000

R556 Dale Road

Kerry County Council

300,000

1,335

R563 Listry Bridge

Kerry County Council

200,000

R586 Ilen Bridge

Cork County Council

100,000

3,776

R595 Old Court, Skibbereen to Baltimore

Cork County Council

100,000

17,311

R755 Calary Road Realignment

Wicklow County Council

70,000

19,337

Realignment of L3412 at R348 junction (Nutfield Cross), Ballinasloe (safety scheme)

Galway County Council

184,920

Robeen Cross junction improvement

Mayo County Council

96,000

94,390

Thomastown Culvert Remedial Contract (R448/R700)

Kilkenny County Council

680,000

Tralee to Fenit realignment Phase 1

Kerry County Council

750,000

20,307

Tyrconnell Bridge DL

Donegal County Council

900,000

426,909

To note, allowing for procurement and seasonal factors, works on regional and local roads tend to be concentrated in the period from April to November.

Departmental Funding

Questions (2369)

Jonathan O'Brien

Question:

2369. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the level of funding allocated and drawn down by Cork Airport Authority, Dublin Airport Authority, Dublin Port Company, Drogheda Port Company and Port of Cork Company in 2018 and to date in 2019. [32097/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Dublin Airport Authority has statutory responsibility to operate, manage and develop Dublin and Cork Airports. While State owned, the Group is funded exclusively through its own resources and borrowings and does not receive exchequer funding.

Likewise, in line with National Ports Policy 2013, State port companies, including Drogheda, Dublin and Cork, receive no exchequer funding.

Drogheda Port Company transferred under the control of Louth County Council on the 2 October 2017.