Government distances itself from toll argument

The government has distanced itself from the controversy over the contract for the West Link toll plaza on Dublin’s M50 by insisting that no more tolls are needed on the route.

4th February, 2006

The government has distanced itself from the controversy over the contract for the West Link toll plaza on Dublin’s M50 by insisting that no more tolls are needed on the route.

Government sources said new tolls were not needed since revenues from a single toll would meet the €1.5 billion cost of buying the plaza contract from its private operator, NTR, and upgrading theM50. ‘‘There is no need for multi-tolling in revenue terms,”...

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