Still on track? Why Eamon Ryan wants to get MetroLink work started before he leaves office

The Green Party leader has dismissed suggestions that the transport project could cost €23 billion, stating this was a ‘mad figure’

‘Ryan wants any successor administration to have to follow through on his commitment to MetroLink.’ Picture: Sasko Lazarov/

There was some discomfort at the latest launch of MetroLink at the potential €23 billion cost of the project in an “extreme case” scenario.

The figure had been revealed by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar earlier in the morning during an interview with Jonathan Healy on Newstalk.

It naturally became a talking point at the latest launch of the MetroLink project in Government Buildings, which featured three cabinet ministers and senior figures in the National Transport Authority ...