Speaking at the Transport Committee on Metro North proposals

I spoke at the Oireachtas Transport Committee yesterday on the impact the construction of Metro North will have on local communities,schools, clubs and residents and particularly in relation to the devasting effect it will have on clubs like Na Fianna and Home Farm if their grounds are used to store heavy boring equipment or work is commenced from there. The clubs, schools and residents made impassioned and thoughtful presentations to the committee. I hope the NTA and the TII have taken on board all these views and my suggestion to look at alternative locations for the commencement of work and the storing of equipment. Lets hope they have got the message that their current proposal is not acceptable and is unworkable.