Need for significant investment increase for local and regional roads - Fianna Fáil.

There needs to be a significant increase in investment for local and regional roads, according to Fianna Fáil.

The Dáil will debate a motion later calling for a much larger budget for roads maintenance around the country.

Robert Troy.

It comes ahead of the publication of the National Planning Framework on Friday which will outline the Government's investment plans for the country.

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy says the government has to fix current problems as well as planning for the future.

He said: "Of course we want to see a national development plan and we want to see capital investment in our infrastructure over the next decade.

"We can't build an extension to a house when a house is crumbling down at the one time so we need to invest in our house while at the same time put on the extension."

- Digital Desk

Related Articles

More in this Section

Minister reveals HSE to offer 'every graduate nurse and midwife a full-time and permanent job'

Micheál Martin brands Govt's National Development Plan a 'cynical measure'

Secondary school students to be given choice of opting out of religion classes

Calls for State to purchase Permanent TSB's buy-to-let mortgages to avoid evictions


Today's Stories

Cybersecurity experts warn on ‘whaling attacks’

Minister raises doubt over chances of repealing 8th

Children in two unmarked graves: Shame of what lies beneath

Laws aim to ban reselling tickets above face value

Lifestyle

The biggest cancer killer will take your breath away

Hopefully she had an idea...

Power of the press: Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks discuss 'The Post'

More From The Irish Examiner