A5 funding could be cut as a result of NCH overspend

There are fears that the Irish government’s support for the upgrade of the A5 may be scaled back as the cabinet considers what projects will have to be put on hold to make up for cost over-runs at the National Children’s Hospital.

100 million euro has to be found by ministers because construction at the St. James’ site in Dublin is running over budget by so much, half of it from other departments..

Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue says there is talk in Leinster House of the A5 being in the firing line, and that’s a matter of grave concern…………..