Can we learn from Metrolink planning fiasco?

The so-called public consultation process that preceded the scrapping of the southern leg of Metrolink was a sham. It was a sales job for the decisions already made at a cost of €170 million

24th February, 2019

The leaking of a decision to scrap the incorporation of the Luas Green Line into the Metrolink project is welcome, but raises important questions about the way in which important infrastructural development decisions are made.

We were told some months ago that the planning of the project had already cost €170 million when the so-called public consultation on the project started.

That such a vast sum could be expended on any project before its outline...

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