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The cost of building a kilometre of road in Ireland

The cost of building a kilometre of road in Ireland has doubled to £6.5M since 1999, the country's National Roads Authority (NRA) told a parliamentary committee hearing this week. Roads planned to cost £6bn under the country's National Development Plan are now being estimated at £10.2bn. This has sparked an investigation by the country's public spending watchdog, the Comptroller and Auditor General. The NRA says it is continuing to get good value however and blames the ...

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