Dublin Fingal Senator Darragh O’Brien has welcomed progress on the Broadmeadow Way project which he has been championing for some time.
“For the past number of years I have been pushing for the building of the Broadmeadow Way, walkway /cycle-way on the inner estuary between Malahide and Donabate.
“Much progress has been made to date and this project remains a priority for me and my Fingal Council colleagues.”
Senator O’Brien, the Fianna Fáil candidate for Dublin Fingal added he was heartened by the update given to Fingal Council by the Chief Executive last week in response to a question tabled by Cllr Eoghan O’Brien, which stated that the Council is currently reviewing the Environmental Impact Statement for the Broadmeadow Way proposal.
When all the documentation is complete and ready to lodge with An Bord Pleanála, the Council plans to bring a presentation to the Area Committee Meeting. Council staff continue engaging with affected landowners to purchase land and to agree accommodation works.
Irish Rail continues to work closely with the Council on this project. In parallel they have made progress in addressing environmental/legal issues pertaining to the
railway causeway across the estuary. The Council continues to seek likely funding sources with a view to moving the project towards implementation stage.
“This is positive progress. Cllr Eoghan O’Brien and I look forward to the next stages and the eventual completion of this long-awaited project, which we will continue to support,” added the Senator.