Friday August 7, 2020

Varadkar in U-turn as state to seek EU funding for transport projects

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

8th September, 2019
Leo Varadkar

The government is to seek EU funding for transport projects in the west and northwest, in a U-turn on a previous decision by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Under the EU’s Trans-European Transport Network programme, infrastructure projects can get funding of up to 30 per cent with national governments supplying the remaining 70 per cent.

But when Varadkar was minister for transport back in 2011, he signed off on a decision to exclude projects in the west...

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