‘There’s nothing for Wicklow in this’ – TD hits out at Programme for Government
Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow John Brady has described the Programme for Government as “a very disappointing document that does not represent the change people voted for back in February.”
“A government led by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil together does not represent the change that people voted for in February,” he said.
“In fact, it is an attempt to deny change, protect the status-quo and to continue with the same broken politics that has so badly failed workers and families.
“This document is incredibly disappointing. It lacks ambition and reads as more of the same old same old, with a green tint.
“It’s full of jargon and light on detail. Commissions, 127 reviews, 68 examinations of items, 44 policies to be considered, while specific projects and costings are totally absent.
“I was shocked to read it and realise nothing was included to improve the commuting nightmare for so many in County Wicklow.
Rail projects in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford are to be prioritised in the programme for government; however the Rosslare to Dublin rail line is not mentioned.
There is no mention of the N81 Tallaght to Hollywood upgrade or the N11 scheme.
“It’s clear Wicklow has been left behind again, with common sense, well overdue projects now axed it seems.”