Varadkar suggests it could ‘make sense’ to extend Metro to UCD

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has suggested it could be ‘make sense’ to extend the MetroLink line to UCD and on to Sandyford in future years. His remarks came as he was challenged in the Dáil on the current plan for the Metro Line to stop at Charlemont in the south city and the abandonment of the proposal to continue it along the existing Luas Green Line to Sandyford …” (more)

[Cormac McQuinn, Independent, 26 March]

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Green Party motion to connect UCD to Metro and Luas links receives unanimous support

Posted in Governance and administration on February 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“South Dublin County Council (SDCC) have voted unanimously to support a Green Party motion which would see proposed Metro lines extend to Knocklyon and UCD from Charlemont. The MetroLink project is an estimated €3bn project which would see the development of a north-south urban rail service in Dublin …” (more)

[Brían Donnelly, University Observer, 14 February]

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After Ongoing Disruption, Luas Works Outside Botany Bay Suspended until May 14th

Posted in Governance and administration on April 27th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“After ongoing lobbying from Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) and College, the Luas has said that, after months of disruption and complaints that have resulted in on-campus residents rehoused, works nearest to the Botany Bay area of Trinity are to be halted until May 14th …” (more)

[Sinéad Baker, University Times, 26 April]

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Trinity students call for halt to Luas works during exams

Posted in Governance and administration on April 25th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Late-night Luas construction works are disrupting Trinity College Dublin students study ahead of their final exams in May. Students who live in campus accommodation by the front entrance of the college have said the Luas works noise is making it impossible to sleep, or study for their upcoming exams …” (more)

[Jack Power, Irish Times, 24 April]

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TCDSU Promises to House On-Campus Students Affected by Luas Disturbance

Posted in Governance and administration on April 3rd, 2017 by steve

Ireland“Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union (TCDSU) has promised to accommodate on-campus students elsewhere who are particularly affected by the ongoing nighttime Luas works outside Trinity, a source of much-complaint from residents …” (more)

[Róisín Power and Dominic McGrath, University Times, 2 April]

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Open university: Luas takes detour through Trinity

Posted in Governance and administration on April 1st, 2017 by steve

Ireland“A major error in the laying of the new Luas line through parts of Dublin city centre means the track is too wide. The new joined-up track running around College Green was built based on designs for trams in 1916, rather than the 2016 model …” (more)

[Edmund Burke, Independent, 1 April]

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Human remains found in Dublin could be Vikings

Posted in Life on August 15th, 2014 by steve

“Archaeological experts believe human remains of at least four people found during digging for a new Luas line in Dublin could date back to the Vikings. Last month, during Luas cross city works on College Green, the remains of one person were found 1.5m below the ground just north of the gates of Trinity College …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 15 August]

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Multiple human remains found outside Trinity College

Posted in Life on August 14th, 2014 by steve

“Multiple human remains have been found under the pavement outside Trinity College Dublin. Skeletal remains were first found in mid-July, during construction work for the Luas Cross City project, outside Trinity’s front gate …” (more)

[, 14 August]

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Second Skull Found Outside Trinity as Dig Continues

Posted in Life on July 21st, 2014 by steve

“Recent construction in front of Trinity College Dublin’s main gate has led to the discovery of human skeletal remains. The uncovering of the remains on July 16 has caused the construction for the Cross City Luas Line to be temporarily halted as the site is excavated …” (more)

[Kayle Crosson, University Times, 21 July]

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Kenny turns sod for €26 million infrastructure project delivering 250 jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on December 12th, 2013 by steve

“Signalling a massive escalation in the Grangegorman health and education campus project, An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, today turned the sod on the ‘Site Infrastructure and Public Realm’ contract …” (more)

[Irish Building Magazine, 12 December]

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Historian’s concern for ancient underground well in path of new Luas line

Posted in Governance and administration on July 25th, 2013 by steve

“This is the 1,600-year-old well which lies deep underground in Dublin’s city centre. St Patrick’s Well, believed to have been built in the fourth century, lies deep underneath the pavement of Nassau Street, beside Trinity College …” (more)

[Aishling Phelan, Independent, 25 July]

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Historian says Luas line passing Trinity would destroy well associated with St Patrick

Posted in Governance and administration on July 23rd, 2013 by steve

“The construction of the cross-city Luas line will destroy a holy well associated with St Patrick, Jonathan Swift and the introduction of frogs to Ireland, a historian has claimed …” (more)

[Olivia Kelly, Irish Times, 23 July]

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Moving statues as new Luas line construction gets underway

Posted in Governance and administration on June 16th, 2013 by steve

“… Hannon said that the connection of the new Grangegorman campus on the new line is very important, and there will be in excess of 20,000 students using the service …” (more)

[, 16 June]

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DIT welcomes Luas Broombridge announcement

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2012 by steve

“Today’s announcement from An Bord Pleanála, granting a Railway Order for a new Luas line running from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge, will ensure an additional and vital transport link to the new unified DIT campus at Grangegorman and a direct one-stop link to the DIT sports facilities at Broombridge, according to the President of DIT …” (more)

[Dublin Institute of Technology, 3 August]

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Luas line link project approved

Posted in Governance and administration on August 3rd, 2012 by steve

“… The new line will also run past the new DIT campus site at Grangegorman, which was also recently granted planning permission. The government announced last month that the campus would be part of the €2bn stimulus package …” (more)

[, 3 August]

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Public hearings to begin into DART and Luas projects

Posted in Governance and administration on September 18th, 2010 by steve

“… The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) plans to link the Sandyford and Tallaght Luas lines, before continuing to Broombridge to service DIT’s new campus at Grangegorman. If approved, the line will run from St Stephen’s Green to Dawson Street, College Green, across O’Connell Street and to Parnell Square, continuing to Cabra …” (more)

[Paul Melia, Independent, 18 September]

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