From Declan Breathnach, TD 20th April 2016

508. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if financial provision has been made in his Department’s Estimate for 2016 to progress the proposed Narrow Water bridge project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7285/16]

From Minister Pascal Donohoe Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The ‘A Fresh Start – Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan’, concluded in November 2015 indicates that the Government remains committed to the concept of the Narrow Water Bridge. Under the Agreement, the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government have agreed to undertake a review of the project with a view to identifying options for its future development, for consideration by the North South Ministerial Council in June 2016.

There is no provision in my Department’s budget to progress the Narrow Water Bridge project in 2016.