Re: Re: Mr Voting Machine’s Transport Plan
The problem with this whole plan is that it is literally as good as it gets. Olivia Mitchell has some decidely dubious notions about transport and has the Heuston-Spencer Dock interconnector in her sights. If there is a change of government a “review” (a delay) is certain.
maybe this is true but surely no new goverment would be so stupid… i think the goverment (despite the scepticism over whether or not they can deliver it) realises that the transport issue is a vote winner or loser!
No unfortunately not. Over the summer, the FG wing of the new plotical party “Finegael-and-labour” ( 😉 )brought out a survey, taken in Nth Dublin & its environs, that showed the vast majority of persons surveyed would prefer to use public transport for commuting. After an initial release & one or twp interviews, Olivia Mitchell completely changed tack & started banging on about the quality of signage on the M50 SEM. Open goal, govt with its pants down in terms of presiding over the unused Dublin – Drogheda – Navan railway, and all O.M. can do is rant about an issue of far less strategic importance. At a recent talk, Frank Mc D referred to her in terms of (roughly) “ravings of a mad Sth Dublin housewife” – an assessment that I am inclined to share.
There are talented people in “Finegael-and-labour”, such as Richard Bruton, but I am not convinced that O.M. is one of them. It is a poor reflection on that party that she was appointed to front-bench on an issue of such importance.
Sorry folks, I too wish that at least one of the major parties would have a competent pair of hands on this area 🙁