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Little substance in Government’s plan for Metro North – Ellis

30 September, 2015 - by Dessie Ellis TD

Sinn Féin Transport Spokesperson Dessie Ellis has responded to the government’s announcement of a €27 billion plan for funding on capital projects from 2016 to 2021, including the pursuit of a Metro rail link from Dublin city centre to Dublin Airport and Swords.

Dessie Ellis said;

“Metro North is essential for a European capital city like Dublin and in principle I welcome plans to proceed with its development. The government however has given no indication as to how they are proposing to develop these plans leaving the impression that the announcing of earmarked funds is more about electioneering.

“Plans for a metro in Dublin have been consistently pushed back by government after government over the past 20 years with €150 million spent on this project to date. It is extremely disappointing to hear that building will not commence until 2021 – a full term after the lifetime of this government - with 2027 the projected completion date. Sinn Féin has major concerns regarding further delays.”

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