Appeasing Ranelagh residents could add €77m to Metro costs
The closure of a leafy level crossing in south Dublin has some locals up in arms – and bending ears at the highest levels of government
The ‘Rumble in Ranelagh’ is shaping up to be a test of whether politics has really changed in this country.
It involves the route of the new Metro project which at €3 billion will be the single most expensive piece of public infrastructure ever built at this country. And that is just the starting price. Experts privately say that it will cost a lot more to build it from Sandyford on the southside...
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