Thursday February 27, 2020

More road tolls likely as government plans to increase PPPs

PPPs are long-term contracts lasting up to 40 years which sees the state pay an annual fee to a private company to build and maintain new infrastructure

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

18th February, 2018
More tolls on our motorways

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe has changed his policy to pave the way for greater use of controversial public private partnerships to build schools and roads.

The move, which was quietly included in the Ireland 2040 plan, also raises the prospect of tolling on new motorways such as the M20 motorway between Cork and Limerick.

Public private partnerships (PPPs) are long-term contracts lasting up to 40 years which sees the state pay an...

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