Kerry councillor calls for re-examination into the overrun in construction costs for the Tralee bypass

Cllr for Kerry County Council ToirŽasa Ferris. (SF) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.com

A Kerry county councillor is calling for the overrun in construction costs for the Tralee bypass to be re-examined.

The bill for the construction of the Tralee Bypass jumped from double the original contract of €30 million to €76 million, this did not include VAT.

The works were carried out by BAM Civil, the same company which are working on the National Children’s Hospital which has increased to more than 1.7 billion euro.

Sinn Féin councillor Toiréasa Ferris says she would like to see the Tralee bypass issue re-examined, even if it is not possible to recover the money but so lessons can be learned.

She says her biggest concern is that no one is being held accountable for wasting taxpayers’ money.