Funding for the design and preparation of the planning application for the N24, Cahir towards Limerick Road project, was raised in the Dáil with the Taoiseach yesterday by Independent TD Mattie McGrath.
A request from Tipperary County Council for €3.25M in funding from the Department of Transport for 2023 related work on the project was only approved for €1M.
Deputy McGrath highlighted the vital importance of the N24 project to towns and villages along the route and asked that the funding issue be resolved.
Responding to the Taoiseach Leo Veradkar says the Government can never fully fund all projects in the course of the year.
Twice the Taoiseach called the road the N4 instead of the N24. Mr Veradkar says if other road projects have unused funding this year it may be possible to reallocate funds to the N24 project.
It is understood that Deputy McGrath later met with Transport Minister Eamon Ryan who assured him that the Tipperary town bypass is a high priority for him.
Minister Ryan is to establish the basis for the lower than requested allocation and update Deputy McGrath in due course.