Eamon Ryan, Minister for Climate Action, Communication Networks and Transport at the launch of a public consultation on the Emerging Preferred Route (top) for Luas Finglas at Luas Broombridge Depot this morning
A Luas extension to Finglas will put a ‘grass track’ through three local parks, according to the plan that has been drawn up by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.
The 4km Finglas track would provide four extra stops on the Green Line, as well as 600 spaces for a new park and ride facility at the new terminus at Charlestown.
The route going out for public consultation would go through Tolka Valley Park, Barnamore Grove linear park and Mellows Park.
A brochure [at link below] published by TII and the National Transport Authority for public consultation states that this will allow most of the new section to be a grass track, which is “an attractive innovation for urban transport in Ireland”.
Some moon have gone astray at times of revolution or political transition. The US national archives show that a rock was presented to the late Romanian dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu, but Gutheinz [Joseph Gutheinz Jr, the Texas-based lawyer and former Nasa agent, who has become known as the “moon rock hunter”] believes it was sold after his execution.
Then there is the mysterious tale of how – after a fire at an observatory in Dublin – Ireland’s Apollo 11 moon rock ended up lying in a rubbish dump, after apparently being thrown out with the rest of the debris.
“It’s still there under a couple of tonnes of trash. That could definitely be worth over $5m (£3.1m). I’ll tell you where it’s at. It’s in the Finglas landfill dump in Dublin,” Gutheinz says.