It is ‘high time’ that the review into the line north of Athenry commenced, according to an East Galway TD.
Many now see the review as a ‘major stumbling block’ to the creation of ‘a new unifying force in the region’, said Minister Ciaran Cannon.
Commenting on the current situation, the Fine Gael TD said: “The many supporters of the Quiet Man Greenway in Athenry, Milltown and Tuam sit and watch while other regions and counties benefit from funding announcements for similar amenities and while we cheer these places on for their efforts, we simply want the same chance as all other greenway beneficiaries.
“This is not alone for sporting organisations but for local jobs, local health and local futures.
“It is high time that this review got underway and more to the point, high time that it got out of the way of progress. Minister Seán Canney, who demanded this review in the first place, needs to impress upon both Irish Rail and Minister Shane Ross the importance of bringing this review to a conclusion as quickly as possible.”