Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (913)

Pat Casey

Question:

913. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport when the 2020 greenway application process will be announced; the details of changes to the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44528/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Earlier this year I allocated €40m in 2019 to ten greenways projects across the country. These allocations, combined with existing projects such as the Dublin to Galway project, account for the bulk of the funding over the years 2019 to 2021 and I have no plans at this stage for a funding round for the construction of new greenways in 2020. At the appropriate stage I will consider advertising a new round of the funding for the years beyond that period.

Separately, in Budget 2020 my Department was allocated an additional €4.5m for greenways from the Carbon Tax fund. While this is not sufficient to warrant a round of funding for the construction of new greenways I have asked my officials to consider options in regard to the best use of this funding.