I propose to take Questions Nos. 90 and 118 together.
As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has statutory responsibility for the planning and development of public transport infrastructure in the Greater Dublin Area, including the development of MetroLink.
I can confirm that the Group referred to by the Deputies have met officials on two occasions last year and, as committed to at those meetings, my Department has shared with the NTA the documentation provided by the Group.
As the Deputies will be aware, there is a specific statutory framework to transport planning in the Greater Dublin Area. This statutory framework requires the NTA to develop a twenty year transport strategy and to review that strategy every six years. In line with that statutory framework, the NTA's Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area is currently under review and the first phase of consultation on the initial 'Issues Paper' recently concluded in that regard. I would encourage all interested persons to participate in the review process and I understand another round of public consultation will taker place later in the year.