I propose to take Questions Nos. 631 to 637, inclusive, 644, 647 to 654, inclusive, 658 and 659 together.
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and 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 and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned.
The Government's Capital Investment Plan (CIP) "Building on Recovery - Infrastructure and Capital Investment" provided the strategic and financial framework for TII's activities for the period 2016 to 2021. This was followed by the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2027. When my Department provides capital funding to TII for the implementation of the NDP, TII's function is to then deliver on an integrated approach to the future development and operation of the national roads network throughout Ireland. Consequently, TII is best placed to advise on the current status and funding in respect of the above schemes.
Noting the above position, I have referred your questions to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.