The green light for the Limerick to Foynes road including the bypass of Adare has been welcomed.
The works were approved by An Bord Pleanála in August of 2022 and had been stalled due to judicial review proceedings. Following discussions between Limerick City and County Council and the three applicants, these proceedings have now been withdrawn from the High Court.

Limerick Chamber has called for the “immediate start” to the capital works for the €450m Limerick to Foynes Road including the Adare Bypass.

Limerick Chamber is now calling for the immediate start to works given the strategic nature of Foynes Port and also the Ryder Cup in 2027 to be held in Adare.

Dee Ryan, CEO of Limerick Chamber, said the Limerick to Foynes road holds immense significance for the upcoming Ryder Cup in Adare in 2027.

“As a prestigious international sporting event, the Ryder Cup attracts a large influx of participants, spectators, and media from around the world and will give the region a chance to shine on the world stage. The construction of the bypass and wider N69 road serves as a vital link connecting key parts of the region.

“The road’s improved accessibility and enhanced infrastructure will ensure smooth and efficient transportation for players, officials, and visitors alike. It will significantly reduce travel times, alleviate congestion, and enhance the overall event experience,” said Ms Ryan, CEO of the largest business representative body in the Mid-West.

She said the seamless connectivity offered by the Limerick to Foynes Road will not only make it easier for participants to access the tournament venue but also facilitate the exploration of the surrounding region, including its hotels, restaurants, and attractions which will be key for local business.

“Limerick Chamber would now like to see works begin on the project as a matter of urgency and we look forward to keeping businesses updated on the progress through Limerick Chamber’s strategic development pipeline,” said Ms Ryan.

Miriam O’Connor, president of Limerick Chamber, said the Limerick to Foynes Road represents a pivotal moment for businesses in our region.

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