Report on roads shows only one in four repairs are being done

Traffic levels are growing because more people are back at work, but the condition of our roads is deteriorating

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Luas works near Stephen's Green in Dublin, 2014. Photo: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

A review into road maintenance shows that less than one in four defects on the country's busiest routes are being fixed.

Traffic levels have been growing with the economic recovery but the amount allocated to repairs is the same as it was in the year 2000.

The Irish Independent says ten local authorities did not carry out repairs on 1,500 problem areas identified in 2014.

The report being published today also shows that Transport Infrastructure Ireland, which allocates funding, is lacking essential information on whether money is being effectively spent.