Claims Plans For Limerick And Cork Motorway Will Hurt The Regions

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Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12 Feb 2018

It's claimed plans to build a motorway between Limerick and Cork will hurt the regions and isn't the right approach.

The project will be included in the National Planning Framework - due to be unveiled by the Taoiseach on Friday.

Edgar Morgenroth is a Professor of Economics at Dublin City University.

He says money should be spent in Cork and Limerick - rather than a motorway connecting the two.

He also says "what we're going to get is what we've got from a a lot of our other road development - it's simply that people end up having to commute in - there's actually not any new economic activity along the motorway"