Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Ceisteanna (527)

Jonathan O'Brien

Ceist:

527. Deputy Jonathan O'Brien asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the funding budgeted under the National Development Plan 2018-2027 in each of the next five years by transport, tourism and sport by year and project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51292/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

As the Deputy may be aware, the capital allocation provided to my Department in Budget 2020 is €1,943m. This represents an increase of more than €357m over 2019 levels.

In the Press Release linked below, Minister of State Griffin and I have listed the investment priorities within my Department for 2020 and also provided information on how the Capital Allocation will be invested.

https://www.gov.ie/en/news/bf4905-ministers-ross-and-griffin-welcome-27-billion-allocation-for-transpo/

As part of the National Development Plan my Departments Capital allocation for 2021 is €2,526m and for 2022 it is €2,405m. As of yet we do not have our Capital allocations finalised from 2023 onwards.

The planned increase in the capital ceiling for this Department is to support increasing investment across a range of capital projects managed by the Department mainly in the areas of Public Transport and Roads, as set out in the Project Ireland 2040 Tracker, available at the following link.

www.gov.ie/en/publication/6db7c4-investment-projects-and-programmes-tracker/.