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#Metro North

# metro-north - Thursday 22 March, 2018

The 'Metro North' is now the MetroLink - here's what it'll look like

There will be a total of 15 new Metro stations as part of the €3-billion development.

# metro-north - Saturday 24 February, 2018

How will Ireland 2040 be delivered? For starters, we need more brickies, tilers and plasterers

Ireland 2040 has big plans – but will we have enough construction workers to deliver government pledges.

# metro-north - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Poll: Do you believe Dublin's Metro will be built on time? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe Dublin's Metro will be built on time?

Do you think it will be delivered by the 2027 date?

# metro-north - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

'Common sense has prevailed': Lidl in Ballymun a step closer after NTA drops objection

Local councillor Noeleen Reilly said locals were breathing sighs of relief at the news.

# metro-north - Saturday 2 December, 2017

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

# metro-north - Thursday 30 November, 2017

The overdue Metro North is holding back plans for a 'civic space' at Stephen's Green

Dublin council still wants to finish the café-friendly plan – but it’s waiting for clarity on the long-delayed rail line.

# metro-north - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Tesco wants a Santry supermarket blocked until the Metro North has been sorted out

The rail line has already been delayed for more than a decade.

# metro-north - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

'Now is the time to get Metro North greenlit'

A public consultation on the plan will begin next year.

# metro-north - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

The Luas effect: People pay more to live close (but not too close) to a tram stop

New stats underscore why Dublin estate agents are so keen on pointing out how near the local Luas or train station is.

# metro-north - Thursday 15 October, 2015

These are the plans for transport in Dublin for the next two decades

A growing city needs a growing transport network.

# metro-north - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Whatever happened to the (original) Metro North?

Not the new one.

# metro-north - Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Dubliners are being promised a 14-stop Metro North link to the airport

The Metro North plan – which was mothballed in 2011 – is back on track. According to Enda.

# metro-north - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

No, the Metro North HASN'T been forgotten about

It’s still on the table, according to Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe.

# metro-north - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Ballymun Shopping Centre is going to be demolished soon

There are currently no plans for a replacement facility.

# metro-north - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Jetpacks, plane cars and the Metro - why are we still on the bus?

With the founder of PayPal looking to fund a new super-fast transport system in California, we look at who else tried to break away from current transport methods.

# metro-north - Saturday 18 May, 2013

60 passengers injured in NYC train crash

Five people are in a critical condition following the incident.

# metro-north - Thursday 15 December, 2011

An Bord Pleanála grants permission for postponed DART Underground DART Underground This post contains videos

An Bord Pleanála grants permission for postponed DART Underground

The project has been shelved by the government and will not be considered for funding again until 2015.

# metro-north - Friday 11 November, 2011

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'

A Labour TD described the decision to put the project on hold indefinitely as “dreadful” but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said we don’t have the money.

# metro-north - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Children's Hospital to go ahead but Metro North and DART underground shelved

The government’s capital expenditure announcements also included the news that the linking of the Luas lines will go ahead.

Capital spending cuts to be unveiled today

Several major projects are expected to be set aside as €750million is cut from the Government’s capital budget.

# metro-north - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Metro North planning permission approved

The project is proposed to run from Dublin city centre to the airport, but is expected to be put on hold by the Minister for Transport due to funding issues.

# metro-north - Friday 2 September, 2011

Poll: What would be the best public transport link to Dublin Airport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What would be the best public transport link to Dublin Airport?

Iarnród Éireann has floated its own proposal today for linking Dublin city centre and the capital’s airport, but what do you think?

# metro-north - Saturday 16 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Fix for today: A cheaper route to Dublin airport?; the end of the World; a remorseful Archbishop; how the Taoiseach is spending his weekend; and why Ken Doherty has an issue with neck ties.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning, including a row between Church and State, the wrong type of Roscommon U-turn, and a bad day for Lady Gaga…

# metro-north - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Luas Red Line free for the day as Citywest extension opens Tickets Please This post contains images

Luas Red Line free for the day as Citywest extension opens

Five new stops will link Belgard and Saggart and bring an extra two million passengers a year.

# metro-north - Saturday 8 January, 2011

Could the statue of Labour’s founder be moved for the election?

Jim Larkin has stood on O’Connell St since 1977 – but his statue is set to be moved for Metro works, in time for the election…

# metro-north - Wednesday 17 November, 2010

Dublin shops to get deliveries by bicycle

‘Urban cargo’ bikes to help get supplies through to businesses cut off by Metro North works.

# metro-north - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Metro North rail project granted planning permission

The controversial rail project linking St Stephen’s Green to Swords is approved, with two stops removed.

# metro-north - Saturday 2 October, 2010

Labour would push back Metro North, says Gilmore Transport This post contains images

Labour would push back Metro North, says Gilmore

Labour leader says that he will make substantial changes to the National Development Plan including postponing Metro North.

# metro-north - Monday 26 July, 2010

THE GOVERNMENT earlier officially published it’s €39.43bn programme for capital expenditure and investment over the next six years.

The 131-page document (PDF link) is heavy reading – so here’s our handy takeaway stats.

  • Every €1m of investment is expected to generate between 8 and 12 jobs – meaning the entire investment will create between 315,000 and 475,000 posts over six years
  • The Department of Transport will get the lion’s share of the fund with €12.17bn – or about 32.3% – of the investment.
  • The Deprtment of Environment, Heritage and Local Government also does well, with €8.5bn (22.7%) of the cash.
  • The other departments to do well are:
    • Education and Skills (€4.2bn / 11.2%),
    • Enterprise, Trade and Innovation (€3.79bn / 10.0%)
    • Health & Children (€2.89bn / 2.2%).
  • The transport projects being prioritised are the ‘Major Inter Urban-Routes’ – motorways between Dublin and Cork, Limerick, Galway and Waterford, the N11 and the Atlantic Route Corridor
  • The Metro North is saved, as is the Luas Interconnector route – the report says they were an important part of the Programme for Government
  • The Dublin-Navan rail link and the Western Rail Corridor, connecting Tuam to Claremorris, are on hold
  • In health, the priorities include a new children’s hospital, a new cardiac and renal unit in Cork, and the redevelopment of the Mater
  • In education, €3bn will do on upgrading primary and secondary schools, with €650 in third level
  • Tender values are about 30% down on their peak, meaning that the money will go further than it would have a few years ago

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