Local and regional roads in Cork City and County are set for a significant funding injection, Tanaiste Simon Coveney has said.

Deputy Coveney said: “I’m very pleased to see Cork City receive more than 4.1 million in funding and Cork County receive more than 44 million for our local and regional roads. Some €417 million has been allocated for investment in the programme nationally.”

“This funding will allow safety improvement works to be carried out throughout the City and County.”

He added, “Fine Gael in Government is committed to reducing deaths on Irish roads. 2017 saw the lowest number of fatalities on roads since records began. We cannot allow complacency to creep in and we must drive this down further. These roads are used by families every day and are essential for connecting people locally. It is essential that our infrastructure is capable of meeting the demands of our expanding economy.”