Labour Trade Unionists
16 November 2016

Labour TDs for Limerick City and Cork East, Jan O’Sullivan and Seán Sherlock have welcomed an investment of €1 million by Minister Shane Ross in the M20 project to connect Cork to Limerick. 

Labour is committed to delivering on the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway, which we believe is crucial for the continued economic development of the region, job creation, and as a potential hub for further trade and foreign direct investment.

Speaking on the announcement of the funding, Deputy O’Sullivan said:

“The road between Ireland’s 2nd and 3rd cities is totally inadequate and approval to start the process of upgrading it is very welcome.  It will be important to maintain momentum until the project is completed.  A good quality road between Cork and Limerick will make a huge difference, in conjunction with the work nearing completion on the Limerick to Galway route in getting a better regional balance so that population, prosperity and growth can develop in the Western half of the country to match the Dublin region.

Deputy Seán Sherlock commented :

“We have to press on now towards to Mid Term Capital review to ensure that further monies will be made available to progress this even further. It keeps the Northern Relief Road for Mallow alive and answers the question about whether TII was going to progress a motorway from Cork to Limerick. Munster people need this. This is the key to unlocking the south west for further job creation and regional development.”

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