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Minister needs to provide a supplementary budget to deal with Storm Emma damage caused on our roads – Troy

Minister needs to provide a supplementary budget to deal with Storm Emma damage caused on our roads – Troy

Fianna Fail Spokesperson for Transport, Robert Troy has said that the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross must give every assurance to Local Authorities nationwide that a supplementary budget will be made available to repair roads in their regions following extreme weather this week.

Troy commented, “The weather which communities across Ireland have endured in recent days has not been experienced in many, many years.

“Snow and ice are arguably the worst...

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Councils should make grit available to home and business owners – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Robert Troy TD has called on Local Authorities to open up their stockpile of grit to home and business owners during the exceptional cold spell of weather. Deputy Troy said, “Local Authorities are flat out trying to clear snow from roads and footpaths and keep transport moving around the country. Workers on the frontline are to be commended for the work that they are doing during this exceptional weather. “Local Authority staff alone cannot spread grit to all areas that need it considering the amount of snowfall that has...
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