Fine Gael will deliver on its commitment to begin construction of the N22 Baile Mhuirne-Macroom bypass programme despite Fianna Fáil calls to scrap key road projects, a Fine Gael Minister has said.
Minister Michael Creed was responding to comments made by Fianna Fáil frontbench spokesperson Timmy Dooley on the radio this morning in relation to prioritising the national roads programme. This follows on from Fianna Fáil’s support in recent days of a Green Party/ Social Democrats motion to delay or cancel key parts of the National Development Plan (NDP).
“Fianna Fáil’s record on the N22 bypass has been abysmal. Having failed to develop the project beyond a line on a map whilst in Government, we now know from the comments and actions of senior Fianna Fáil members that they will scrap key roads projects given half a chance.
“Fine Gael in Government has seen the project advance with site preparation and pre-construction works largely complete. The project is now at the final stages of the tendering process and on track for immediate construction.
“I’m determined to ensure that this progress is not de-railed and I continue to work with my colleagues in Government to ensure that construction commences as soon as possible,” Minister Creed said.