Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Questions (545)

Michael McGrath


545. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the final agreed tender price, the date of the tender for the contract and the final overall amount actually paid and the date of the final payment in respect of each capital expenditure project completed since 1 January 2014 by his Department or an agency under the remit of his Department and which ended up costing €10 million or more in tabular form; the reason the final amount paid exceeded the final tender price; the details available in respect of projects in which construction is not complete to date or in which the final settlement account has not been agreed to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39932/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Information on tenders for the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport is published on the Government website and is available to be viewed at:- 


As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and funding in relation to public transport, the national roads programme and sports planning and development.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure, including procurement of same.

My Department allocates the national roads programme capital budget to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to deliver the programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design and operation of individual national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

Sport Ireland has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of the National Sports Campus.

Noting the responsibility of the NTA, TII and Sport Ireland in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the agencies for direct reply. Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

A referred reply was forwarded to the Deputy under Standing Order 42A