Minister Donohoe welcomes announcement of CEO of Transport Infrastructure Ireland

26th June, 2015

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Friday) welcomed the announcement of the new Chief Executive Officer of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII); the body which results from the merger of the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA).


Michael Nolan, who will be the first Chief Executive Officer of the new body, has worked in senior positions within the NRA over the last thirteen years. Most of his career has been in public service, but in earlier years he also worked with Consulting Engineers and in contracting.


Minister Donohoe said: ‘I welcome the announcement of Michael Nolan as the selected candidate to be the first CEO of TII. Having worked for many in the NRA, Michael will bring a range of skills and a wealth of experience to this new role. The merged and streamlined body will represent the best of its parent organisations – the NRA and the RPA – and I have no doubt that Michael will harness the strengths of both to deliver maximum return on the State’s investment in transport in the years to come’.


“I would also like to thank Fred Barry, who has served as Chief Executive Officer of the NRA for the last 10 years, for his exceptional service to the State, which is reflected in particular in the transformation of our motorway network over that period. I would like to wish him well in his retirement.  I also want to thank Rory O’Connor, who has served as Acting Chief Executive of the RPA since 2012, pending the completion of the merger.”