Minister and Department Priorities

Minister Varadkar’s priorities as Minister between now and 2016 will be to:

  • Develop and implement a realistic, affordable and deliverable plan to maintain and upgrade roads and public transport infrastructure;
  • Drive efficiencies and rationalisation in the public transport companies in the context of falling subsidies;
  • Encourage more people out of their cars by improving their experience of public transport through initiatives like integrated ticketing, better stations, better bus stops and real-time passenger information, safe cycling and attractive walking;
  • Build on the success of the last government by keeping road fatalities and injuries down;
  • Rationalise and restore our State-owned airports and ports to financial health and profitability;
  • Increase the number of tourists coming to Ireland and improving their experience of Ireland and its regions;
  • Improve local sports facilities, and support Ireland’s top-level athletes to compete on the world stage. Department's Mission

Minister Varadkar's priorities are viewable below, along with our Department's Annual Report, Departmental Statistics, Statement of Strategy and the Programme for Government Reports.

 

Minister Varadkar publishes Transport, Tourism & Sport priorities for 2014

Minister Varadkar publishes 2013 progress report

Minister Varadkar publishes mid-year review of priorities for 2013
Minister Varadkar sets out his Departmental priorities for 2013
Minister Varadkar publishes 2012 progress report for Transport, Tourism & Sport
Minister Varadkar sets out his Departmental priorities for 2012

Annual Report 2012
Annual Report 2011

Departmental Statistics at a glance - 2012
Departmental Statistics at a glance - 2011

Statement of Strategy 2011-2014

Programme for Government Annual Report 2013
Programme for Government Annual Report 2012