Limerick Tunnel Operators Compensated For Low Traffic Levels

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The operators of the Limerick Tunnel were paid 500 euro an hour by the State last year to compensate for low traffic levels.

The money was paid out to DirectRoute by Transport Infrastructure Ireland under the terms of the public-private partnership contract which allowed for the construction of the tunnel.

In all, the operators received 4.4 million euro last year though this was the lowest amount paid to the firm since the tunnel opened in 2010.


In that time, The Irish Examiner reports that DirectRoute has been paid over 30 million euro since the Tunnel opened in 2010.