Press Releases

Here you will find links to the Press Releases issued by the Regional Development Committee arranged with the most recent at the top of the list.


Committee Agrees Inquiry into Transport Structures

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development today announced an Inquiry into Comprehensive Transport Delivery Structures.

Reference: CRD 01/12/13



Abandoned Roads Need To Be Addressed Says Committee

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development launched its report, ‘Inquiry into Unadopted Roads in Northern Ireland’ today, and called on the Minister of Regional Development and the Executive to urgently address the current backlog of unadopted roads and sewers.

Reference: RD 02/12/13



Committee Pleased To See Belfast Continue To Move

The Chair and Members to the Committee for Regional Development today welcomed the announcement that Phase Two of Belfast on the Move was to commence at the end of January.

Reference: CRD 16/01/13



Committee Welcomes Clearway Consultation

The Committee for Regional Development welcomes public consultation on experimental changes to urban clearway restrictions on three main roads in South Belfast.

Reference: CRD 04/12/13



Committee Criticises Translink Fare Increases

The Committee for Regional Development today denounced increases in the cost of travelling by bus and by rail. The information emerged during a presentation to the Committee from the Chief Executive of Translink, Catherine Mason, on the organisation’s corporate and business plan. The increases will see the cost of a bus journey rise by 3% and the cost of a train journey rise by 5%.

Reference: CRD 05/03/13



Assembly Committees to Participate at This Year’s Balmoral Show

Northern Ireland Assembly Committees will again attend this year’s Balmoral Show with the Committees for Agriculture and Rural Development, Regional Development and Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister all represented at the Show.



Minister to Brief Committee on A5 and Translink

The Minister for Regional Development will be briefing the Committee for Regional Development at its next meeting.



Committee Critical of Translink Transparency

The Committee for Regional Development has criticised the Department for Regional Development and Translink for the lack of transparency over the level of reserves held by Translink.

Reference: CRD 06/12/13



Committee to Examine Translink Accounts

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development will hold a special meeting to receive a briefing from Translink officials on the company’s 2012/2013 accounts.



Committee Stunned by Translink’s Admission of Significant Communications Failure

The Committee for Regional Development heard at their meeting today that Translink had a significant collapse in their communication lines when it failed to advise the Minister and the Department of their decision to pursue an alternative procurement process in respect of the phase two of the Coleraine to Londonderry rail line.

Reference: CRD 01/13/14


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