Sinn Féin Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald has welcomed this mornings go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála for the Luas city centre link up.
Deputy McDonald said:
"This is a good news story for Dublin and for those who commute into the city centre.
"Integrating the city's public transport system benefits businesses, citizens and visitors alike.
"Today's green light for the Luas BXD project will bring much needed employment to the city. An added benefit of course will be the linking up of the city centre line with the new DIT campus at Grangegorman.
"Of course the icing on the cake would be the completion of the project in time for the 2016 centenary celebrations." ENDS