Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (538, 539)

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

538. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the investigations undertaken by MetroLink, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the National Transport Authority and organisations or individuals employed by these bodies into the feasibility of rerouting sewer lines in the area of the proposed Tara Street station; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39852/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Richard Boyd Barrett

Ceist:

539. Deputy Richard Boyd Barrett asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the investigation Dublin City Council, MetroLink, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the National Transport Authority and organisations or individuals employed by these bodies have undertaken in relation to the possible uses and disposal of a proposed vacant site (details supplied) which would be created if the current preferred plan for the Tara Street station were to proceed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39853/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 538 and 539 together.

As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport.  The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including MetroLink.

In light of the NTA's responsibilities on this matter, I have referred the Deputy's question to the NTA for a more detailed reply.  Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.