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Written Answers - Rail Services

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 754 No. 3

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 568.  Deputy Michael Healy-Rae Information on Michael Healy-Rae Zoom on Michael Healy-Rae  asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport in view of Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar  the fact that Iarnród Éireann has in recent times stopped taking freight, if a cost benefit analysis has been done to justify this move; if a cost benefit analysis has been done regarding the extra danger and damage that will be done to the roads by taking traffic off the railways and imposing it on the roads; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6893/12]

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Leo Varadkar): Information on Leo Varadkar Zoom on Leo Varadkar Contrary to the Deputy’s suggestion, I understand from Iarnród Éireann, that rail freight is in fact a growing part of its business. I have referred the Deputy’s question to the company for direct reply. Please inform my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.


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