The lack of a bypass around Macroom is having a terrible effect on road users according to a Kerry TD.
Danny Healy-Rae brought the issue to Minister Richard Bruton, who was in place of the Taoiseach, during today’s Dáil session.
The Macroom bypass was placed on a six-year investment program last year, and Deputy Healy Rae questioned which year of this plan is it on.
He says the county of Kerry is not an attractive location in which to do business due to poor infrastructure, citing delays in Macroom as a primary concern.
The Kerry TD adds the delays going through the town are costing Kerry people not just time, but money.
Some of the upgrade works have been delayed over the impact on the so-called ‘Kerry slug’, even though it’s based in County Cork.
Danny Healy-Rae says issues like that are the reason why so many jobs are created in Dublin instead.