Additional funding for roads

An additional €1.1 million in funding for the repair of roads affected by flooding and winter storms has been allocated to Galway County Council.
I had lobbied the Department of transport strongly about this and had met with Council officials and Transport Minister Shane Ross earlier this year in relation to this issue.
This €1.1 million is part-funding the major challenge that Galway County Council has in relation to funding of roads. I will continue to lobby the Department of Transport for additional funding in next year’s budget as there are many roads in our county which are in a very poor state as a result of storms and floods.