Galway politicians lock horns over greenway plan

Junior minister Cannon backs Athenry-Tuam-Milltown plan, but Canney holding out for rail line re-opening

26th September, 2017
Galway group hopes to emulate success of Waterford Greenway. Pic: Patrick Browne

Minister of State Ciaran Cannon is at loggerheads with his constituency colleague over a plan to turn an abandoned railway line into a greenway.

The rail line running through Athenry, Tuam and Milltown in Galway has been closed for passenger traffic since 1976, despite a vigorous campaign to revive it.

Now Minister of State Ciaran Cannon is backing the conversion of the rail line to a greenway.

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