Dart Underground Update
I spoke at the An Bord Pleanala DART Underground Oral Hearing in Croke Park on Friday 21st January. In my presentation I highlighted the lack of genuine consultations with residents and called for a Liaison Committee, with representatives from the affected communities, Iarnrod Eireann, the contractors (and enforcement agencies if required) to be established to address any future construction issues that will affect residents. Iarnrod Eireann agreed to establish such a committee.
I pointed out that while the DART Underground will benefit dublin as a whole, one area of the city should not have to suffer unnecessarily. I supported the resident's calls for all possible measures to be taken to mitigate any potential disruption during the construction phase. The full text of my presentation can be viewed here and my original submission can be viewed here.
My presentation resulted in the DART Project Manager revealing Iarnrod Eireann’s lack of understanding of the issues affecting the local community. Based on my presentation, The Protect East Wall campaign released a statement highlighting Iarnrod Eireann’s lack of genuine engagement with the local community. Here