Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Questions (416)

Fergus O'Dowd

Question:

416. Deputy Fergus O'Dowd asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if Dunleer railway station will be reopened in view of the significant population growth in mid-County Louth; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53881/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding of public transport.  The maintenance, renewal and operation of the rail network and stations on the network including the former station referred to, is a matter for Iarnród Éireann in the first instance.

In view of Iarnród Éireann's responsibility in this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the company for direct reply.  Please contact my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.