25. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Rural and Community Development the impact of the LIS, local improvement scheme, since its reintroduction in 2017; the way in which roads were selected at local level under the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18922/18 asked on 02 May 2018 - Local Improvement Scheme Administration)

Minister for Rural and Community Development (Deputy Michael Ring): The Local Improvement Scheme was always an important initiative for people living in rural Ireland, as it provides funding for the repair of private roads which are not under the normal maintenance of the Local Authorities.  
I reintroduced dedicated funding for the Local Improvement Scheme in September 2017 after a gap of 8 years and I know, from the response of people that I meet, that the reintroduction of the scheme has alre...