The impact of a hard Brexit, together with the intention of the EU to further tax, high carbon economies, means that the case for the Irish government to fund the next phase of the Western Rail Corridor from Athenry to Claremorris has never been stronger. That’s the view of Charlestown based Sinn Fein Councillor Gerry Murray.
The councillor says there is now funding on the table from the EU and its up to a Dublin based government to secure it to deliver an essential rail freight service to and from the west of Ireland. It’s the intention of Europe to tax road freight off the roads generally and onto the railways in an effort to promote a low carbon economy, Gerry Murray insists.
The Councillor has been speaking to Midwest Radio News about the need for action now on the delivery of essential infrastructure to this region.