State was told in July that road toll charges would rise due to inflation

Transport Infrastructure Ireland will warn at a committee meeting today that freezing the planned hikes will mean bigger price rises in 2024

TII has been summoned in front of the Oireachtas transport committee amid significant opposition to its plan to raise the charge levied on motorists at tolls

The government was told as far back as July that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) was planning to increase toll charges on Irish roads as a result of rising inflation rates, politicians will hear today.

Peter Walsh, chief executive at the agency in charge of the country’s road infrastructure, will tell the Oireachtas transport committee that the Department of Transport has known for around four months that the price of toll roads would increase.

He will ...