• The Wicklow Rail line to Kilcoole and Wicklow Town provides the worst service of any in the Greater Dublin Area. There are only 2 trains at rush hour, both short. The recent All Ireland Strategic Rail Review does not provide much improvement. It says the direct Commuter Services will be maintained and there will be […]

  • This upgrade will provide a better road, with a cycle & foot path on either side from Delgany to Blacklion. It will join 5 schools with the many new houses in that area. This important link was put on the plans in 1989 and I have been pressing for completion for a decade. Sections have […]

  • We need to encourage people to take Aircoach to Dublin Airport instead of the car. The TFI app shows that it takes 1hr 39 mins from Greystones. Also as it goes through very congested parts of Dublin so one has to allow extra time when catching a plane. The bus used to be much quicker […]

  • The Greater Dublin Area Transport Strategy has been published after much consultation by the National Transport Authority. The main Wicklow items with target dates are: Enhancing the level of DART service to Greystones as part of DART+ South. This is to be done by partially double tracking the line as recommended in my plan of […]

  • Prior to the pandemic the 133 bus served much of Wicklow and went to Dublin centre and on to the airport. The airport part of the service was cancelled during the lockdown but the NTA has now decided that it will permanently end in Busarus. Passengers, with cases, will have to transfer to the infrequent […]

  • The project to improve the N/M11 also included a number of new long distance bus routes increasing the public transport share along the whole route to Rosslare, for example, doubling the Public Transport share in Arklow to 19%. Cancelling it is a serious blow to all transport in Wicklow. The central, and most expensive, part […]

  • Submission to NTA Consultation on Greater Dublin AreaTransport Strategy 2022-2042 The inclusion of Greystones in the DART+ is welcomed and also the Bus priority on the N11 to the Glenview Junction and the Park n’ Rides locations. These will help persuade people to use Public Transport. Also the longer term commitments to the LUAS to […]

  • An objective of my year as Cathaoirleach of Greystones Municipal District was to get some Electric Vehicle charging points in the area. It was unusual as there were none. Pleased that a pair has now been installed in Tesco and at the harbour. The Council has agreed to install some in Shoreline Leisure car park […]

  • Significant Government funding, €280,000, has been allocated to producing a safer road at Delgany Wood Avenue and Blacklion Manor as there have been many complaints about speeding downhill. This will reduce the width to 6m from 8m in places which will slow drivers and raise the cycle tracks off the road. At the Delgany end […]

  • The plans for DART+ to Maynooth involve stopping the peak hour diesel trains from Arklow, Rathdrum, Wicklow & Kilcoole in Greystones and making the passengers transfer to the 2 DARTs per hour there. This is being done to allow 13 DARTs from Maynooth onto the North South line in the peak. ‘I am totally opposed […]