Written Answers - Road Signage

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 761 No. 3
Unrevised

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  1441.  Deputy Michelle Mulherin  Information on Michelle Mulherin  Zoom on Michelle Mulherin   asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport  Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar   the reason the direction signs on the N17 at Claremorris, County Mayo, have had all references to the town of Ballina removed; the person who caused it to be so removed despite Ballina being a hub town, a major population centre at the end of the national primary, N26, a popular tourist destination and location of several large multinational corporations; if he will take the necessary steps to have Ballina placed back on the signs; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19481/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar  Zoom on Leo Varadkar  As Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The planning, design and implementation of individual road projects, including the provision of relevant signage, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993 to 2007 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Noting the above position, I have referred the Deputy’s question to the NRA for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you don’t receive a reply within 10 working days.


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