This meeting was attended by the Minister for Public Administration, Faustino Ndong Esono, the Adviser to the Presidency of the Government, Charged with Roads, Tolls and Airport Infrastructures, Pedro Ndong Nvono, and leaders from the companies overseeing the personnel on national toll roads
That's been paid for a few times over at this stage and we are still paying over the odds and our hard-earned cash is going straight into the coffers of National Toll Roads
M50 West Link Toll Bridge: On the buy-out of the West Link Toll Bridge the C&AG said the Government could not pull out of its contract with National Toll Roads
without having to pay compensation.
"They would like us to think that businessmen from the National Toll Roads
company are cashing in.
The Government's decision to buy the West-Link back from National Toll Roads
was broadly welcomed.
Although those costs were met years ago, the company who runs the toll bridge, National Toll Roads
, was allowed to keep charging us fools.
Transport Minster Martin Cullen bought back the roadway from National Toll Roads
The National Toll Roads
, owners of Dublin's Eastlink and Westlink River Liffey pay-crossings, are also invloved.
The M50 has been a jinx for Mr Cullen after the storm when he bought out National Toll Roads
with EUR600million of taxpayers money.
The building of the West-Link toll bridge was part of a deal struck between Fianna Fail and National Toll Roads
Instead of being screwed by National Toll Roads
, motorists will now be screwed by the State.
Transport Minister Martin Cullen confirmed the firm which owns it, National Toll Roads
, will be given annual payments of EUR50million every year from 2008 to 2020.