Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Questions (166)

Catherine Connolly

Question:

166. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Transport the employment status of persons working for a company (details supplied) following the awarding of the contract for the operation of the M50 toll system by the National Roads Authority and who previously worked for another company; the redundancy arrangements in place; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7134/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the operation and management of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. This includes responsibility for the procurement process associated with the national roads programme. In that regard, TII, as a statutory body, operates under the Public Procurement Guidelines which are set at national level.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.