According to Minister Ross, the eagerly awaited public consultation on future greenway development will begin in the coming days. Minister Ross has had discussions on the proposed approach with many stakeholder including the Cabinet Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs. In response to a Dail question, he said that he will be launching a public consultation process in the coming days to inform the development of the Strategy and all interested parties will have the opportunity to give their views as part of the public consultation process. The public consultation process will last for 6 weeks and he is urging all those interested in the subject to submit their views on it. These will be taken into account in finalising the Strategy and he expects that this will be completed and the Strategy published by the end of the year.