I propose to take Questions Nos. 521 and 522 together.
As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and securing capital funding in relation to the national roads programme. Once funding arrangements have been put in place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 the planning, design and construction of national roads is a matter for TII, in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. TII is also responsible for the distribution and management of the national roads funding, allocated to it by my Department, to local authorities.
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.