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For Written Answer on : 30/05/2023
Question Number(s): 192 Question Reference(s): 26218/23
Department: Transport
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Transport further to Parliamentary Question No. 55 of 19 January 2023, if the review of the draft Strategic Assessment Report for the R624 access road as part of the great island connectivity scheme has been completed; if not, when he expects such a review to be concluded; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


Cork County Council was given clearance in the first half of 2021 to proceed to prepare a Strategic Assessment Report (SAR) for a Great Island Connectivity Scheme. Following receipt of a draft SAR, the Department initiated a review of the draft in line with the Public Spending Code and the Department’s capital investment appraisal requirements.

The review of the SAR, which is taking into account that this significant project involves crossovers between different transport modes, will be completed as soon as possible.

Completion of this process will then provide a basis for the discussion of the next steps in the project appraisal process with the Council.