Sinn Féin Concerned Over Transport Minister Delays In Providing N24 Upgrade Funding

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Tipperary Sinn Féin TD Martin Browne and councillors Annemarie Ryan and Tony Black are raising concerns about the Minister for Transport’s delay in providing funding to progress the N24 Limerick Junction to Cahir project road which includes the Tipperary town By Pass.

A total of €3.5 M is required to bring the project to the planning application stage – expected next year. To date €650,000 has been allocated for this year.

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan is on record as strongly supporting the Tipp Town By Pass project. Deputy Martin Browne is highlighting that people living, working and travelling along the route of the N24 deserve more than having to appeal for funding to progress the long-waited improvement plan. 

No funding has been allocated for the Waterford to Cahir N24 project despite the project having completed phase one in late 2023.  The two projects are separate developments. 

Cllr Annemarie Ryan tabled a motion at April’s meeting of Tipperary County Council to include the Limerick Junction to Cahir section of the N24 project in a call being made by the Council to provide the funding needed to progress the design of the Waterford to Cahir section of project.

Cllr Ryan says the Cahir to Limerick junction project cannot be left to limbo while fellow Tipp Town Councillor Tony Black highlights that the Minister has commitments to live up to in the areas of road safety, emissions reduction, the Town Centre First policy, and active travel infrastructure which can be met by delivering the N24 Road project.