Taoiseach backs Adare bypass plans in the Dail as council appoints M20 team

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David Hurley

The Taoiseach has insisted he is committed to progressing projects such as the Adare Bypass

The Taoiseach has insisted he is committed to progressing projects such as the Adare Bypass

THE Taoiseach has insisted he is committed to progressing projects such as the Adare Bypass.

Leo Varadkar made his comments in the Dail on Tuesday in response to Deputy Eamon Ryan who called for all road expansion projects on the approach to Dublin to be stopped and high-quality public transport solutions developed instead.

The Taoiseach said he disagreed with the Green Party's proposal to divert money from transport projects in the rest of Ireland to Dublin.

“As somebody who is from Dublin but is a Taoiseach for all of Ireland, I will not be diverting transport funding from the rest of Ireland to Dublin because Virginia needs a bypass, Adare needs a bypass, we need to upgrade the motorways through Kildare, we need a ring road for Galway and we need to get Dunkettle started,” he said.

Separately, Limerick City and County Council has this week put in place a project delivery team for the €1bn M20 Limerick to Cork motorway.

“The appointment of the project delivery team is a key milestone in getting this strategic infrastructure moving to unlock new social and economic opportunities along the Atlantic Corridor. We look forward to working with the delivery team and the appointed project contractors to ensure the M20 gets moving as quickly as possible,” said ​Dee Ryan, CEO of Limerick Chamber.