Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Ceisteanna (547, 548, 549)

Niall Collins

Ceist:

547. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the status of the M20 Limerick to Cork motorway project; the consultation process, costs and timelines for completion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25032/19]

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Niall Collins

Ceist:

548. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if the route of the M20 Limerick to Cork motorway project has been finalised; if so, the details of the route; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25033/19]

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Niall Collins

Ceist:

549. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration has been given to the potential impact of the M20 Limerick to Cork motorway on farms; if his attention has been drawn to farms which may be impacted by the route of the motorway which may include compulsory purchase of farms or dividing farms into different lots; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25034/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 547 to 549, inclusive, together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the planning, design, procurement and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.

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