17 Jul 2018, 10.23

The impact of the proposed Metrolink route on Dublin South city communities and NTA proposals for the Bus Connect Plans will be on the agenda of the Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport at its meeting on Wednesday, 18 July 2018.

The schedule for the meeting is:

MetroLink and impact on Dublin South city communities
Mr Neil Murphy, Rethink MetroLink Dublin South City Group

NTA proposals for the Bus Connects Plan
Ms Anne Graham, CEO, National Transport Authority

NTA proposals for the Bus Connects Plan
Mr Dermot O'Leary, Secretary General, NBRU and; Mr. John Murphy, Head of Transport Sector, SIPTU

Committee Chairman Fergus O’Dowd said: “Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority recently published their preferred route for Metrolink, the proposed north south rail service. We recognise the importance of having a modern, efficient transport network and it is also important that we hear all voices in relation to the proposed project.

The Committee will examine the new Bus Connects plan, essentially a new bus rapid transit system that will see a new network of faster bus routes from the city centre to the outskirts of Dublin. We will consider it in more detail with the National Transport Authority which recently unveiled the plan and also get the perspectives of a number of trade unions.”

The Committee will also carry out scrutiny of EU Legislative Proposals.

The Committee will start at 12 noon in Committee Room 2, Leinster House. Committee proceedings can be viewed live here.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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Committee membership


Solidarity - People Before Profit

Sinn Féin

Social Democrats

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil


Fine Gael

Fine Gael

Fianna Fáil