Minister Shane Ross to visit Leitrim – Kenny
Today in Leinster House, members of Leitrim County Council from the Ballinamore Municipal District met with Transport Minister Shane Ross to discuss the provision of funding for local roads, particularly the reinstatement of Local Improvement Schemes and Community Involvement Schemes.
Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny said:
“The reinstatement of these schemes is in the Programme for Government and there are a large number of roads that fall into these categories in County Leitrim.
“The councillors from the area stressed to Minister Ross, the urgency of having these schemes reinstated and gave detailed accounts of situations where people have been waiting for years to have their roads resurfaced.
“Minister Ross acknowledged the particular problems of Leitrim due to it being so rural and having a low rates base. While not giving a firm promise on the issue the minister accepted that the commitment was in the Programme for Government and told the councillors that he would do everything he could to have a provision in the overall roads budget for CISs and LISs in the coming year.”
Minister Ross also accepted an invitation to come to Leitrim and view these roads himself.