Bonkers bureaucracy

Bonkers bureaucracy: from MetroLink to pedestrianisation – and poles

The Business Post takes aim at the macro and micro crippling inefficiencies and inconsistencies in administration that are holding Ireland back

MetroLink has been described as the most-announced public transport project the state has ever proposed

A MetroLink muddle

At the dawn of the millennium, the now-defunct Dublin Transportation Office announced plans for a £4.3 billion, 70km rail line to provide proper public transport in the capital.

Twenty-three years later not an inch of that track has been laid and the project has become an albatross around the necks of successive governments, as the current coalition was reminded last week.

Like many other capital projects in Ireland, MetroLink (variously known, in ...