Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1519)

Niamh Smyth


1519. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the supports being offered in relation to a case (details supplied) in view of recent developments; the status of the matter; the agencies involved in relation to same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35994/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

My understanding is that the Deputy is referring to the possibility of Monaghan County Council making an application to the Department for Transport, Tourism and Sport under the Community Involvement Regional and Local Grant Programme, i.e. the Community Involvement Scheme, with the aim of facilitating the repair of the local roads affected by the events in and around Magheracloone. This is a matter in the first instance for Monaghan County Council and, when and if an application is made, for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport.

My Department continues to work with Monaghan County Council and the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that the situation at Magheracloone is managed satisfactorily and resolved as promptly as possible and, in that context, I welcome the recent decision by the Local Authority to reopen the LP 4900 Road.

Question No. 1520 answered with Question No. 1502.