Government Defer Planned Rise In Tolls On Roads & Motorways By Six Months

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The government has agreed to delay the increase in toll charges by six months.

The decision to increase tolls on nine of the country’s ten tolled roads from January 1st, sparked intense opposition when it was first mentioned.

Politicians, hauliers and motorists slammed the proposal, due to the cost of living crisis. Toll charges were due to rise by the maximum amount allowed due to the rate of inflation.

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However, the government has intervened and confirmed they will not go up until July at a cost to the state of €12.5m.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland says it will immediately commence formal discussions with toll operators on its implementation.

TII has told an Oireachtas Committee today it’s contractually bound to hike the tolls and that it’s already underfunded for roads maintenance.

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