Tensions mount as government parties split over road projects in €165bn NDP

FF and FG claim victory over Greens after getting high number of road projects carried over into the plan

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Eamon Ryan, the Minister for the Environment, and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: Tensions are mounting between the three coalition parties over the inclusion of road projects in the National Development Plan. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

A rift among the coalition parties delayed the signing-off on the €165 billion National Development Plan and could lead to further tensions amid claims and counter claims about the future of major road projects, the Business Post has learned.

Eamon Ryan, the Green Party leader and Minister for Transport, argued vociferously during the talks on the National Development Plan (NDP) for some existing road plans which had not secured planning permission to be dropped.

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