State concerned over ‘stark’ road warnings as TII predicts poor investment could lead to more deaths

Ministers defended state’s record on infrastructure investment

Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Transport: “in the aftermath of the budget there'll be a wider discussion on capital investments from a roads perspective and also public transport and other areas of capital investment.” Picture: Julien Behal

Jack Chambers, the Minister of State for Transport, has described as “stark” a warning from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) over the consequences of failing to invest in road infrastructure in Ireland.

The Irish Independent reported on Thursday that TII had warned Eamon Ryan, Minister for Transport, last year that failure to properly invest in new road projects and improvements could result in 77 deaths and 381 serious injuries over the next five years.

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