Climate & Environment

Eamon Ryan signals less space on Irish roads for cars

A new OECD report found that the Irish transport system encourages growing car use and emissions

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan. Picture: Arthur Carron

“Very significant” and “politically unpalatable” constrictions on road spending by the state will come into force in the next few years, Eamon Ryan has said.

Speaking at the launch of an OECD report on Ireland’s transport systems, the Minister for Transport and Environment also said the reallocation of road space away from cars was going to be “politically difficult”, but would nevertheless get underway in the coming years.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ...