Written Answers - Rail Services.

Tuesday, 8 March 2005

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 599 No. 2

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  304.  Mr. Naughten  Information on Denis Naughten  Zoom on Denis Naughten   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen   the discussions his Department has had with Irish Rail, Greencore plc or the Department of Agriculture and Food regarding the possibility of providing rail freight subvention for the transport of sugar beet by rail to the Mallow factory; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8036/05]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Cullen): Information on Martin Cullen  Zoom on Martin Cullen  The responsibility for the development of rail freight rests with Iarnród Éireann, which has statutory responsibility for the allocation of resources to particular projects such as the one mentioned by [491]the Deputy. I understand that Iarnród Éireann has been in discussion with interested parties to provide facilities for the transport of sugar beet. I have had no discussions with Iarnród Éireann, Greencore plc or the Department of Agriculture and Food on the matter.


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