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Cork County Council is allocated €42 Million for R and L roads

  • 02-02-2011 7:46am
    Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭

    In an article in the Irish Examiner of today 2nd February, Cork County Council is allocated €42 million of the €375 million in the Irish government road investment programme. This is the largest share.

    Cork County Council has 12,5 % of local and regional roads in the Republic of Ireland.
    Donegal County County is allocated €23 million.
    Galway County Council is allocated €20 million.

    Dublin City Council is allocated €8 million.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 12,082 Mod ✭✭✭✭JupiterKid

    Well, this is no surprise and what I would expect given that Cork is the largest county in Ireland with the biggest minor road network.

    Dublin city's share does seem relatively small but Dublin city does not have an extensive network of R and L roads.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,281 ✭✭✭dubhthach

    You wonder with the cold snaps over the last 18months how much of this money is going on repairing damage caused in the freezing conditions. Obviously Cork/Galway/Donegal with their huge mileage of roads would probably have the most repair work to carry out.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 17,733 ✭✭✭✭corktina

    yey! party time in Duhallow....

  • Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭John C

    Allocations of the road improvement grants to local authorities are in a press release of the Department of Transport on the 1st February 2011.

    County Councils 2011 Grant Allocation
    Carlow Co Council €4,339,543
    Cavan Co Council €12,497,175
    Clare Co Council €14,300,739
    Cork Co Council €42,900,800
    Donegal Co Council €23,075,301
    and so on

    Allocations can change in eight days! Here is a release from 24th January.

    Cork County Council was to get:
    €23,609,000 for total improvement;
    €2,335,672 for total maintenance;
    Overall Allocations are €25,944,672.
    Allocations for new roads are not included here.

    That press release of 24th January dated rapidly.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,235 ✭✭✭lucernarian

    Two different budgets being compared there. One is for national road improvements, one is for regional and local road improvements.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 326 ✭✭John C

    Two different budgets being compared there. One is for national road improvements, one is for regional and local road improvements.

    Hallo "To be confirmed", Many thanks on your effort in clarifying this point.

    John C

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,544 ✭✭✭Hogzy

    That figure could include the startup costs of the South Ring Road junctions too. I think the initial allocation was €10m or thereabouts