Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Transport Robert Troy has again called on Minister Shane Ross to intervene in the dispute between Celtic Roads Group and eFlow.

Deputy Troy made the comments after eFlow wrote to customers earlier this week to advise them that barrier free tolling will shortly come to an end at a number of roads across the country.

“Commuters will face significant disruption from next month due to the dispute between Celtic Roads Group and eFlow. The dispute will lead to the removal of barrier free tolling on the M1 near Drogheda, the M7 / M8 south of Portlaoise and the N25 at Waterford,” said Deputy Troy.

“eFlow have recently written to customers to advise them that their tags will stop working on these roads from 31st August next. It seems that eFlow is bracing itself for the worst and is not hopeful that this dispute will be resolved successfully.

“CRG have warned that they will be forced to close express laneways on their roads should this dispute remain unresolved. This will lead to serious disruption for motorists.

“Minister Ross needs to intervene in this dispute to secure a satisfactory outcome. Transport Infrastructure Ireland has overall responsibility for eFlow and therefore should instruct management at the company to re-enter negotiations with CRG. If a deal cannot be struck following this then an independent mediator should be appointed.”