MetroLink & Bus Connects

Mary welcomes improvements in our public transport system, making it more frequent & sustainable, however she has written to the NTA and the Minister for Transport to express her disappointment at the decision to file planning applications for both these projects at the same time. This will mean that residents affected by these preferred routes…

Bus Connects Ballymun/Finglas Route

The NTA have submitted a planning application to An Bord Pleanala for the Ballymun/Finglas Route of Bus Connects. Following the last round of Public Consultation there have been a small number of changes made to the proposal: A wider footpath is proposed on the western side of Cross Guns Bridge over the Royal Canal on…

Bus Connects Update

Mary has been notified by the NTA of an extension to the time for observations in relation to the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme. This is due to an administrative error, relating to figures 6.1 to 6.12 in Volume 3 of the Environmental Impact Assessment Report were not available for inspection on…

Bus Connects Submission

Closing date for observations/submissions to An Bord Pleanala regarding the application by the NTA for the construction of the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor is 5pm August 30th . While Mary supports the enhanced provision of bus services, she has highlighted serious concerns around some elements of the project and asked they be addressed…

Public Transport Safety

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Bus Connects Update-Blanchardstown Route

The NTA have notified Mary that they will seek approval from An Bord Pleanala for construction of the Blanchardstown to City Centre Core Bus Corridor.Some changes have been made to the route following submissions made during public consultation, as follows : A small number of changes have been made to this scheme following consideration of…

Road Closures Phoenix Park

Mary has been informed by the OPW that the North Road in the Phoenix Park will close from 10.00am on Wednesday 23rd February until 10.00am on Monday 28th February. It will re-open from 10.00am on Monday 28th February as a one-way system, in the City direction only, for the duration of this 9-month pilot study….

DART+West

The Dart +West project has been given government approval to enter the planning system. Mary welcomed the progression of the project however she has called for the NTA to ensure that prior to submitting the railway order the issue of the proposed compulsory order for Ashtown Stables be dealt with. Ashtown stables is an important…

Greater Dublin Transport Strategy

Mary and her Dublin Fianna Fáil parliamentary party colleagues recently met with IBEC to discuss the NTA’s Greater Dublin Transport Strategy, and specifically how it will impact business and employment in the Capital. Public consultation runs until Friday 17th December. Details of the proposal are available here: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/gda/

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…