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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

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.

Via RTÉ:

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”.

Finglas Luas extension would see ‘grass track’ through 3 parks (RTÉ)

Brochure here

Last night.

Jamestown Road, Finglas, Dublin.

Concerned residents protested against serial sex attacker Robert Melia who they say is terrorising a quiet street of houses where he has been staying since his release from prison.

Melia told authorities he would stay at a hostel near the Phoenix Park but instead went to Finglas. Protesters stuck posters to a property where they believe Mr Melia is living.

Relief as serial sex attacker Robert Melia flees Finglas but locals fear he may return (Dublin Live)


This morning.

Main Street, Finglas Village, Dublin 11

The charred scene after Dublin Fire Brigade attended a blaze at the Bottom of the Hill pub during the night.

Emergency services were alerted to the fire before 1am, which is thought to have started in an office over the pub. There were no injuries reported.

Sam Boal /RollingNews

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.


To Finglas then.

And don’t spare the horses.

What Has Happened To Nasa’s Missing Moon Rocks? (BBC)

Thanks Eoin McLoughlin