Long-awaited MetroLink project approved by cabinet

Works on airport-connecting light rail hoped to begin in 2025

A graphic of the proposed Tara Street entrance to the MetroLink

Ireland’s long-awaited MetroLink project was given cabinet approval last night.

A business case for the light rail project, which has been in development for more than 20 years, was presented and approved by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan.

The cost has been estimated to run anywhere from €7.16 billion to €12.25 billion, with €9.5 billion being the most likely figure, the government said. About 75 per cent of the costs will be borne by the ...