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For Written Answer on : 17/05/2022
Question Number(s): 222 Question Reference(s): 24363/22
Department: Transport
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Transport if he will report on the progress made to date with respect to the proposed bypass of Castlemartyr on the N25 in East Cork; the amount expended to date on the proposed bypass; the amount his Department has allocated to enable the project to progress; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and exchequer funding in relation to the National Roads Programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 and in line with the National Development Plan (NDP), the planning, design and construction of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. This is also subject to the Public Spending Code and the necessary statutory approvals.

I can confirm that an allocation has been made by TII to Cork County Council for the N25 Castlemartyr and Killeagh bypass, which is on the N25 Midleton to Youghal corridor. TII is best placed to provide information concerning the current status and funding of this proposed project.

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.