Mr Seán Canney TD, the Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, has welcomed a recent submission from the Minister of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, to European Commissioner Violet Bulc, outlining the case for the inclusion of the Atlantic seaboard region in the EU’s Ten-T Core transport network.
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The Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC) is the term applied to a linear region along the Western seaboard, stretching from Kerry to Donegal. The aim of the AEC initiative is to maximise the assets of the region to attract investment, support job creation and improve the quality of life for those who live in the region.
The counties covered by the AEC are: Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway, Clare, Limerick, and Kerry.
The AEC initiative is overseen by a Taskforce which comprises representatives from national, regional and local government, state agencies, higher education institutions, the private sector and the community sector. The Taskforce is chaired by the Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development, Sean Canney TD. For further information, see: www.atlanticeconomiccorridor.ie
Article 54 of Regulation 1315/2013 on Union guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network stipulates that the European Commission will consult with Member States in order to carry out a review of the implementation of the core network by 31 December 2023. The TEN-T Regulation also explicitly states that the European Commission should take into account national implementation plans when carrying out the review of the TEN-T Network. In Ireland's case, these would include both the National Development Plan and the National Planning Framework. Both of these Government documents, under Project Ireland 2040, will shape the future development of Irish planning and infrastructure across a range of sectors, including transport.
A copy of Minister Ross’ submission to Commission Bulc is available here: https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/3c921e-submission-to-commissioner-bulc-for-a-revision-of-the-core-ten-t-net/