A €1bn plan to transform public transport in Galway city was at the centre of a row yesterday.
No sooner had Transport Minister Martin Cullen and CIE Chairman, Dr John Lynch (pictured) spoken in glowing terms about the plan at a function in Galway, than proceedings broke up in disarray. Local heritage group, Cairde na Gaillimhe and Labour Party President Michael D Higgins both slammed the project.
All of those at the top table refused to answer questions or enter into debate about the use of the hugely valuable city centre site at the heart of the transport plan. The 14-acre Ceannt station landbank is the last available development site in the city centre.
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