€1 million for Douglas

€1 million for Douglas

I welcome the allocation by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, of €8.5 million for sustainable transport projects in Cork.

“This investment is extremely important in tackling increasing congestion in Cork.
“€1 million has been allocated for Cork county, including a number of cycleway and road projects in Douglas, while €4.6 million has been allocated for sustainable transport projects in Cork city centre.

“€2.9 million is to be allocated for the implementation of new access arrangements to Kent Station. This will include a new entrance fronting onto Horgan’s Quay, which will improve the station’s connectivity with the City Centre. Construction of the main building and walkways commenced in 2015 and will be completed during 2016.

“More people are at work in Cork and across the country. Though is very much to be welcomed, it has also resulted in increasing congestion. Providing sustainable travel options is more important than ever and this funding will make a big difference in improving transport options here in Cork.

“Investing in transport and other services is a priority for Fine Gael. More and better jobs will provide increased resources to allow for investment in these vital services.

“Fine Gael has a long term plan to keep the recovery going. Our plan will deliver more new jobs, spread right across the country, jobs that pay more than welfare, where hard work is rewarded. The plan will also deliver affordable, sustainable investments in services using the resources from growing employment.”