THE Taoiseach Leo Varadkar used his trip to Cork today to confirm funding for the M20 Cork to Limerick motorway.
Mr Varadkar was attending the Cork Chamber business breakfast in Paírc Uí Chaoimh, attended by 400 people from across business, Government and local Government.
The breakfast was also attended by Limerick Chamber President and CEO Dr James Ring.
Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said the confirmation is a significant vote of confidence in the growth potential of all of Munster.
"We commend Government in the foresight of investing in a motorway link between our second and third cities.”
“The socio-economic report commissioned by Cork and Limerick Chambers earlier this year confirmed that the M20 has the potential to support up to 5,400 new direct jobs in the region, which would benefit the Exchequer by up to €128m per annum.
Dr Ring, Limerick Chamber CEO, said: “This is one of the most significant moments in terms of rebalancing the national economy. This now means we have a seamless motorway from Cork to Limerick and Galway, which creates enormous possibilities for economic development along this Atlantic corridor."