DART+ West

Mary has submitted her observations to Irish Rail welcoming the proposed provision of more frequent, reliable, affordable, and environmentally efficient public transport service through the upgrading of the Maynooth line to a DART service. She has highlighted in her observation that the proposed compulsory purchase of Ashtown Equestrian Centre must be rejected. Ashtown Stables are…

DART+West Update

Mary has received an update from Irish Rail further extending the Public Consultation to October 6th this year. They also informed her there will be further Webinars on the following dates: Residents from Connolly/Spencer Dock – Ashtown area: Monday 27th September 19:00hrs  Residents from Coolmine – Castleknock area: Tuesday 28th September 19:00hrs Residents from Clonsilla…

Dart+West

Mary has recently recieved an update from Irish Rail informing her that in response to a number of requests DART+ West have extended the closing date for receipt of submissions & observations on the preferred option for DART+ West until Wednesday, 29th September 2021. (An extension of three weeks) For details of the project click…

Following on from the 6 week non-statutory public consultation the report was launched this week with the following recommendations: All gates will remain open and fully accessible as per normal operations with the exception of Cabra Gate, which, as part of the pilot bus service initiative, will be accessible by bus only during the pilot…

Hydrogen Fuel Buses

Mary was invited to take a short trip on the first Hydrogen fueled bus launched by the NTA. The three hydrogen fuel cell buses enter public service on Monday July 19th. Bus Éireann published its first sustainability strategy in May, their target is to halve GHG emissions while increasing passenger numbers by 30% by 2030. …

DART South West

Mary made her submission to Dart+South West calling for a stop in Cabra and for the Cross Guns stop to designed to be a safe and inclusive public space that compliments the historic heritage architecture around Cross Guns and the Royal Canal. She highlighted the need for a stop for Cabra in the Seanad also….

Taxi Supports

Mary welcomed the announcement from Government of the range of measures which can be accessed by self-employed taxi drivers, however she had renewed her request to the Minister of Transport to extend vehicle life until at least 2025, and also to extend the grant for electric vehicles to hybrid vehicles also.

Supports for Taxi Drivers

In Seanad Eireann Mary asked that the Minister for Transport to provide financial support for taxi drivers. There are 23,000 taxis in Ireland. Taxis are very important public transportation mode in cities and rural towns. They provide a safe and economical alternative for many urban dwellers to owning a private car and are an essential…

MetroLink Update

In Seanad Eireann I renewed my call for an independent expert to be appointed to support residents and property owners along the MetroLink route, for the possibility of a station instead of a shaft to be considered for Albert College Park and for the feasibility study for a south west route be completed prior to…

Phoenix Park Road Closure

Mary has been informed by the OPW that the North Road will be resurfaced. This will entail the North road being closed from April 12th to June 18th 2021. All pedestrian and vehicle access gates along this route will be closed for the duration. For more information please click here.