Declan Breathnach TD
Louth (and East Meath)

14th February 2018

Breathnach outlines continuing frustration at lack of funding for road repairs

– Fianna Fáil brought a Motion before the Dáil on Tuesday evening on Government failure in investment in roads infrastructure –

Fianna Fáil TD for Louth and East Meath Declan Breathnach is frustrated at the continuing lack of funding and Government investment in our roads infrastructure.

“A motion was brought before the Dáil on Tuesday evening by Fianna Fáil calling on the Government, among other things, to significantly increase the regional and local roads budget as part of the review of the Capital Investment Plan 2016-2021.”

“I would go further and call for the Government to direct the Local Authorities to use discretionary funding to invest in repairing the third class, tertiary and cul de sac roads, which have been neglected for years. I would also like to see proper repairs carried out rather than putting a shovel of tar in and hoping for the best. To do the job right is a better investment in the long run, rather than having repeat repairs on the same site”.

“Just as an example, the roads at Ash Big, Knockbridge and Crossabeagh are nearly impassable at present, I have made numerous representations to Louth County Council but funding is being constantly diverted to repairs of national and second class roads leaving those people on these roads neglected yet again. I could cite numerous other roads across the County in a similar state that I have made request to the Council to repair.”

“People are paying their road and property taxes, yet the roads and laneways they live on are in a disgraceful state and it just isn’t good enough” concluded Breathnach.
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Note to Editor:-
Fianna Fáil Motion attached

Johanna Walsh, Office of Declan Breathnach T.D., Leinster House, Dublin 2 (Declan – 087 2697638)

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