Dempsey says NRA capital speculation is premature

The Transport Minister says he's 'mystified' at reports that the National Roads Authority has run out of money for its capital programme.

It's been reported that the NRA doesn't have the funds to build 40 roads including bypasses and dual carriageways. Yesterday's reports suggested that at least five road projects would be suspended in Donegal, leading Mayor Cora Harvey to say she'll be seeking urgent meetings with the minister and the NRA

However, Mr Dempsey says the authority has 1.1 billion euro to spend this year and that the Government is yet to announce its future funding commitments........