On PrimeTime last week, Sean Barrett and Edgar Morgenroth cast severe doubt on the wisdom of Metro North. They are now joined by Frank McDonald.
Cairan Cuffe’s response starts with “[n]ow is the time to invest”. That says it all really. You can read the rest for yourself.
The Green Party is apparently still oblivious to the situation with the economy and the public finances. Cuffe wants to invest billions of euros in a project with a doubtful return. Gormley wants to spend unnecessary hundreds of millions of euros on waste disposal, despite warnings of his own EPA. Ryan invests ESB’s money in electric cars and continues a subsidy scheme that does not deliver according to his own SEAI.
It is never wise to waste money, but now is a particularly bad time.
Dublin is badly served by public transport at present. Liberation of the bus market is the way forward.
UPDATE: Metro North got planning.