September 22, 2023

‘Three wee yellow traces’ would make all of the distinction to the proposed rail map for Eire, in keeping with one Donegal County Councillor.

The All-Eire Rail Assessment was printed yesterday, proposing the long-awaited return of rail to Donegal.

A connection from Letterkenny to Derry would hyperlink to the Dublin-Belfast hyperlink at Newry.

Nevertheless, a spot within the map has been identified between Letterkenny, south Donegal and Sligo.

All-Island Rail Assessment.

Cllr Gary Doherty took to drawing his personal map.

“For the love of God, these three wee yellow traces that I’ve added would make such an enormous distinction. How did no person discover that Letterkenny wasn’t linked to Sligo, Sligo to Galway and Omagh to Enniskillen?,” he tweeted.

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North-West, Chris MacManus, mentioned the evaluation ought to solely be a place to begin for Donegal, a county that has been crying out for rail connectivity.

He mentioned: “A cursory look on the proposed rail map within the evaluation reveals evident infrastructural inadequacies. To go from Ballina to Sligo… or from Sligo to Letterkenny a passenger must go by way of Mullingar and Portadown traversing about ten counties. We want an actual all-Eire rail community match for all our residents, in all thirty-two counties.”

MacManus known as on Transport Minister Eamon Ryan to behave now and spend money on rail. He went on to accuse successive governments of neglecting the West and North-West.

“The West and North-West have suffered attributable to a long time of neglect by successive Fianna Fáil and Positive Gael governments. Regional imbalance must be addressed if we’re to develop sustainably and pretty throughout our island.

“This neglect should finish. The individuals of West and North-West deserve higher, and the federal government should now act and make investments to assist the area develop sustainably.”


Sligo connection seen as lacking hyperlink in proposed rail map was final modified: July twenty sixth, 2023 by Rachel McLaughlin