Minister Donohoe welcomes €1m for road & footpath resurfacing across Dublin Central

9th February, 2016

Funding agreed by Dublin City Council will allow for much needed improvements to be undertaken


Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport and Fine Gael General Election candidate for Dublin Central, Paschal Donohoe, has this afternoon (Tuesday) welcomed the provision of more than €1 million which will be used for essential road and footpath repairs and upgrades across Dublin Central. The funding was agreed this morning at a meeting of Dublin City Council.


Minister Donohoe said: ‘Funding of €1,035,000, which is to be used for resurfacing works across Dublin Central, will have a significant impact on the quality of footpaths and roads right across the constituency. Allocations have been agreed which will allow for essential road repairs to be carried out on those areas that are most in need, such as Stoneybatter, Gardiner Street, Parnell St and Auburn Avenue. Similarly, issues with footpaths in Arbour Hill and on the North Circular Road – Phibsborough will be addressed improving life for local residents’.


“I have been liaising with Dublin City Council on this matter in recent months and am satisfied that as a result of that engagement, and following this morning’s meeting, the following projects have been identified:

Road works:

  • Gardiner St €140,000
  • Parnell St €160,000
  • Northumberland Square €15,000
  • Avondale Avenue €60,000
  • Eccles St €20,000
  • Auburn Avenue €30,000
  • Arranmore Avenue €20,000
  • Phibsborough Avenue €20,000
  • Stoneybatter Streets €50,000
  • Church Rd, East Wall €100,000



  • NCR – Phibsborough €100,000
  • Local path repairs €100,000
  • North Frederick St €50,000
  • Parnell Square East €50,000
  • Cavendish Row €50,000
  • Arbour Hill €70,000.”


“Ensuring that our road infrastructure is kept in good working order is key to facilitating economic progress. That is why, as Minister for Transport, I recently announced €298 million to maintain and strengthen our local and regional network road, with a further €160 million allocated by Transport Infrastructure Ireland for improvement of our primary and secondary national roads. Investments such as these can only be made on the back of a growing economy. That is why Fine Gael has a long-term economic plan for more and better jobs, to make work pay and to use the funds from increased economic activity and employment to invest in the things we need.”