The Irish will soon have to decide how they will pay to fix the roads that have taken so much damage, and whether they should be rebuilt.
The State Department has already published its report on road safety and has commissioned a team of experts to study the state of road conditions in the country.
Its report says the roads are a “critical” part of the country’s infrastructure and that the cost of repairing them is a major concern.
It is based on a review of the road system by the US-based American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
It recommends that the Irish government pay for 10% of the cost, while the rest is to be covered by private insurers.
The ASCE has said that the country needs to do more to address the safety of the roads, particularly as there is a “lack of effective, reliable, and reliable communications” between the state and the insurance companies.
“If we do not have a reliable and cost-effective road system in the State, then the Irish economy is not a viable place to invest and create jobs,” ASCE Director John O’Connell said.
The report also says that the average cost of repairs is £1.3bn and that there is little scope for funding the cost in the next two years.
Its authors say that in addition to the road infrastructure, there are also a “significant number of private road users” who do not pay for road repairs.
Mr O’Brien said that if the State government does not pay the full cost of road repairs, then private companies would have to be involved.
“It will not be a sustainable business model for the Irish Government to continue to pay the cost for repairs at the expense of other stakeholders,” he said.
“We know that when roads are damaged, that the private sector does not make it easy to recover from damage.
It takes a long time and a lot of money to get the work done.”
The report says that if it did not pay, it could cause a huge financial impact on the State’s finances.
The Department of Transport said it has already begun working on a road reconstruction strategy, which will take into account the State and private insurers’ costs, and a cost-sharing plan.
The Government is currently considering whether to impose a tax on motor vehicles, a move that would be in line with its other proposals for road safety.
In addition, the Government has also announced that the number of road traffic deaths in the first six months of 2018 was higher than the year before.
There has been a “marked increase in road traffic fatalities”, the report says, with a total of 759 people killed in the Republic.
In the first five months of 2019, there were 2,716 road traffic accidents, which was more than double the figure in the same period in 2017.
The government says it is committed to ensuring that roads in Ireland are safe for the people and the vehicles that use them.
“The Government will not stop until all roads are safe and in safe condition, and the people of the State will have a better chance of getting home,” Minister for Transport Shane Ross said.