To ask the Minister for Transport if his attention has been drawn to the effect that construction of the proposed Metro North line will have on a school (details supplied) in Dublin 1, particularly in terms of noise and access; if he will support the school's efforts to have conditions placed on the Railway Procurement Agency's contractors to allow the school to function during construction; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin.
* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 9th December, 2008.
Gaelscoil Choláiste Mhuire, 23-28 Parnell Square
Ref No: 44882/08
Answered by the Minister for Transport
(Noel Dempsey, T.D.)
The RPA placed copies of the Railway Order application on display on 17 September in accordance with the 6 week statutory public notice requirement pursuant to Section 37 of the Transport (Railway Infrastructure) Act 2001. It was open to interested parties to make submissions to An Bord Pleanála (ABP) in relation to the project during that period. I understand that the school in question has made a submission to ABP in relation to the application for a Railway Order.
Under the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act 2006, the consideration of the Railway Order application and the submission from the school is a matter solely for ABP and I have no function in the matter.