8 May 2018, 15.59
A delegation from the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport will visit Na Fianna GAA Club, Scoil Chaitríona and Scoil Mobhí in Glasnevin on Wednesday 9 May 2018 as part of its hearings into the impact of MetroLink construction on local amenities.
Committee Chairman Fergus O’Dowd said: “Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority recently published its preferred route for Metrolink, the proposed north south rail service, part of which will be constructed underground in the Glasnevin area. Last month, we met with both agencies and also with representatives from Na Fianna GAA club in Glasnevin, Home Farm Football Club in Whitehall, Scoil Mobhí primary school and Scoil Chaitríona secondary school to address concerns which have been raised about the impact of the construction of Metrolink on a number of communities and local amenities. At that meeting, the Committee was invited to visit the various communities in Glasnevin that may be impacted by the proposed construction of Metrolink. It is an opportunity for Committee members to see first-hand the area where construction is proposed and the likely scale of the project to assess how it could affect communities on the planned route. It is also a chance to meet residents and those involved in local amenities to get the perspectives on the matter.”
The Committee delegation will arrive at CLG Na Fianna at 11.30am on Wednesday 9 May.
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