Na Fianna remain cautiously optimistic that they will avert the loss of their main playing pitch to the upcoming Metro Link works.
Speaking ahead of an appearance before the Oireachtas Transport Committee today, Thursday 21, the National Transport Authority has said it is now looking at a single large tunnel for the Metro, rather than a smaller tunnel in each direction.
This would avoid the need for a tunnelling site to be placed on the lands at Na Fianna.
Local TD Noel Rock (FG) welcomed the development, saying: “I am satisfied that the main pitch will now be saved, and glad to have played my part in a sustained campaign to ensure that the Metro went ahead, but took account of these very valid concerns from the schools and the clubs.”
However, in a statement on their website, Na Fianna sounded a more cautious note.
Cathaoirleach Cormac O’Donnchu said: “In the absence of clarity on the matter, we would caution at this stage against any speculation regarding possible outcomes until alternative proposals have been publicly advised.”