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Transport | M50 toll revenue over past five years

To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the total amount raised in each of the past five years from toll charges and penalties on the M50 and separately in respect of each of the other roads currently tolled; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


As Minister for Transport I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. Under the Roads Acts 1993-2015, the operation and management of individual national roads is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII), in conjunction with the local authorities concerned. Therefore, matters relating to the day to day operations regarding national roads, including toll roads and the establishment of a system of tolls, are within the remit of TII. More specifically, the statutory power to levy tolls, to make toll bye-laws and to enter into agreements with private investors are vested in TII under Part V of the Roads Act 1993 (as amended).

With regard to the payment mechanism associated with toll operations, it is in fact a contractual obligation which incorporates a traffic guarantee mechanism. Therefore, the contracts for the privately-operated toll schemes are commercial agreements between TII and the Public Private Partnership (PPP) concessionaires concerned.

Noting the above position, I have referred the question to TII for a direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a reply within 10 working days.

I refer to your recent parliamentary question, Ref. No. 51051/22, to Mr Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for Transport. The position in relation to your enquiry is as follows.

Details of toll revenue collected on PPP toll road concessions and on TII road tolls in each of the past five years are provided in the following table.

PPP Schemes (Toll Revenue excl. VAT) €m
M1 Dundalk Bypass27.328.630.623.126.2
M3 Clonee Kells15.416.417.313.615.3
M4 Kilcock- Kinnegad27.328.730.221.525.5
M7/M8 Portlaoise17.317.417.913.115.4
M8 Fermoy Bypass13.413.814.210.712.2
N6 Galway – Ballinasloe7.
Limerick Tunnel14.815.816.611.913.7
N25 Waterford Bypass6.
TII Toll Income* €m
Dublin Tunnel19.121.323.012.113.7
eFlowof which penalty income:145.29.2154.69.2160.89.2123.86.7140.07.5

*With effect from April 2017 VAT no longer applied to public sector operated toll roads.

Please note that the Tom Clarke Bridge (formerly EastLink) toll bridge is not a national road and falls under the remit of Dublin City Council.

I hope that this information is of assistance to you.




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