Minister Ross must make the call on removing town toll
THE removal of the sliproad tolls is ‘doable’ according to the CEO of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) - but the main obstacle seems to be political will.
Sinn Féin TD for Louth and East Meath Imelda Munster again raised the issue of the removal of the sliproad tolls at the Oireachtas Transport Committee when she questioned the CEO of TII on the possibility of removing the tolls for the duration of the Fleadh.
In response, he confirmed that the removal of sliproad tolls in Drogheda is “doable”, but that Minister Ross must make the decision.
“I was in contact with Minister Ross’s office several weeks ago seeking a meeting to discuss the matter of the removal of the sliproad tolls in Drogheda. This is an issue that I have been pushing since taking my seat as a TD, and I am urging the Minister to take action as a matter of urgency.
“The main obstacle at the moment appears to be political will. I intend to make a strong case for Drogheda when I meet Minister Ross on this matter.
“This year the Fleadh Cheoil is taking place in Drogheda. This will be the biggest cultural event to ever take place in the town and we look forward to welcoming a huge number of visitors for the event during the summer. It is vitally important that the tolls are removed ahead of the Fleadh. At the very least the tolls need to be removed for the duration of this event, should a permanent removal not be possible by August.”