A government backbencher has described the approved investment in a bypass for Macroom as the greatest socio-economic development for Kerry in many years.
Deputy Brendan Griffin was commenting on the government’s capital development plan which was announced yesterday.
He said the investment in the proposed bypass of Macroom was essential for Kerry because the road is currently in a third world condition.
Deputy Griffin says that money for the Macroom bypass as well as a bypass for Adare has been ringfenced in the capital infrastructure plan:
Sinn Féin deputy, Martin Ferris welcomed funding for the roads projects as well as investment in the IT in Tralee.
He says however that people are punch-drunk from promises like this in the past and that rural Ireland has been largely left behind compared to Dublin and the east coast.
Deputy Ferris says that investment in broadband is lacking in the plan: