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2006
When will construction on the Luas to Cherrywood commence
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16 November 2006

To ask the Minister for Transport when construction on the LUAS to Cherrywood will commence.

- Richard Bruton.

*    For WRITTEN answer on Thursday, 16th November, 2006.

Ref No:   38429/06

Answered by the Minister for Transport

(Martin Cullen)

REPLY

I signed the Railway Order for the Luas extension to Cherrywood on 14 August 2006.  However, as the Deputy may be aware, a third party subsequently sought leave in the High Court to challenge the grant of this Order by way of judicial review and the matter is now before the courts.

The scheduled completion date for this project was 2010; every effort will be made, subject to the outcome of the current legal proceedings, to minimise the impact of the latter on this timetable.