Last Friday morning I chaired the third meeting of our Labour Transport Forum at Dublinâ€™s Mansion House. Lord Mayor Emer Costello kindly hosted and opened the event.
Our keynote speakers included Professor James Wickham of TCD, David Oâ€™Connor of DIT, Rory Oâ€™Connor of the Railway Procurement Agency, Frank McDonald of the Irish Times, Cllr. Andrew Montague, Damien Tobin of the Rural Transport Network, Liam Berney of ICTU, Ray Coyne of Dublin Bus and Independent Transport Consultant Brian Guckian.
The general theme of the meeting was defending public and sustainable transport in the recession and a wide ranging and very progressive discussion went on until almost 2pm. The Labour Transport Forum is a discussion group for members and supporters to have a continuing input into the formulation of Labourâ€™s Transport policies especially in the run-in to the next General Election.