Deputy Tommy Broughan is concerned at the increasing number of complaints he is receiving from constituents, particularly in the Coolock/Artane area, who are being woken due to the noise pollution associated with very early morning flights. Deputy Broughan has recently been in close liaison with representatives from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) regarding construction of the new North Runway.
I wish the Minister well and thank him for meeting the very important road safety groups in recent weeks and committing to a programme of action in this area. On the question before us, which is about metro north, as the Minister knows the north and west sides of Dublin and Fingal were totally shafted in the planning and construction of the Luas. There was to be a north side line but it never happened. Here we are 15 or 20 years later trying to get the whole project back on track. We had a pre-election promise from Fine Gael last September that metro north would happen and now we are told it will be in 2025 or 2026.
Deputy Tommy Broughan has today expressed his disappointment that both Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council have approved the proposal by Fingleton White & Co and the Independent Pipeline Co. for an aviation fuel pipeline of approximately 15km from Dublin Port to Dublin Airport. This time last year, Deputy Broughan first raised concerns in Dáil Éireann at the plans and also strongly criticised the plans when they were published in April of this year.
Deputy Tommy Broughan has renewed his strong opposition to a proposal by Fingleton White & Co and the Independent Pipeline Co. for an aviation fuel pipeline of approximately 15km from Dublin Port to Dublin Airport. On behalf of his Clontarf, Artane, Raheny and Coolock constituents Deputy Broughan first raised concerns in Dáil Éireann on October 2014 and today re-iterates these concerns at the plans published this week.