4. Policy Review


The Metrolink has been in the policy and consultation stages for years and its completion should be one of the top priorities under the Draft Strategy. Fingal, East Meath and Louth are the fastest growing regions in Ireland, which is putting enormous strain on the public transport network and M1 motorway, especially during peak times. Most EU airports are served by rail networks and Ireland has lagged behind in this respect. All forecasts suggest that Dublin Airport footfall is set to further increase over the next decade.