On December 14, 2011 An Bord Pleanala advised me that they have granted permission to Irish Rail to go ahead and construct a DART underground service between Inchicore and East Wall in Dublin. You can read the full permission HERE.
The decision by the board to grant permission was not surprising but what is most disappointing is that the concerns which I raised on behalf of the North Wall and East Wall residents at the Oral Hearing were adequately addressed in the permission order. The Government has indicated that it will not provide funding to allow the project proceed. I have asked the Minister to advise how much money has already been spent on this project and what are the implications of the decision not to proceed.