Senator Ó Céidigh urges Minister to provide an outer bypass in Galway
Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh, has urged the Minister of State at the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Deputy Patrick O’Donovan to consider the Galway Road networks in all future capital planning and spending on road infrastructure.
Speaking in the Seanad, Senator Ó Céidigh commented that “the primary purpose of transport is to connect people and communities.”
“I live in Spiddal in Connemara, it can take me an hour and a half to travel from Spiddal to the Galway racecourse, longer than it does to get from the racecourse in Galway to Dublin.”
“The connectivity from the N59 to Clifden is another huge issue. Transport infrastructure in Galway is absolutely killing the people and the local economy.”
“Our assets are our people but they must have connectivity. Access is absolutely critical. I, therefore, urge the Minister of State to look at providing an outer bypass in Galway and to do whatever he can to get that project moving. ”
“It would also support the need for the western corridor to join Cork, Limerick and Galway and, I hope, places further north such as Ballina and Sligo.”