Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1554)

Fergus O'Dowd


1554. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the position regarding the funding for the proposed Narrow Water bridge between counties Louth and Down; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35985/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

A commitment to undertake a review of the proposed Narrow Water Bridge project is included in The Fresh Start Agreement with a view to identifying options for its future development. A draft options paper has been prepared and is due to be the subject of further consultation with interested stakeholders before it is finalised.

When completed the options paper is due to be submitted for consideration by the North South Ministerial Council (NSMC) when that body is reconvened.

Pending future decisions on the project, there is no specific allocation of funding for a Narrow Water Bridge scheme.