Transport Minister Shoots Down Potential Rail Link Between Shannon Airport And Limerick

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The Transport Minister has poured cold water on the prospect of a railway link between Shannon Airport and Limerick City.

That’s despite claims that such a project could lead to an increase in passengers passing through Shannon.

Fine Gael Senator Kieran O’Donnell has proposed Sixmilebridge and Cratloe as potential sites for a spur off the Limerick to Ennis line, to link with Shannon. A similar project had also been proposed by Sinn Féin’s Paul Gavan in recent weeks.’


However, Minister Shane Ross says it was looked at a decade ago and deemed too expensive – and says it’s not a priority now: