MetroLink – Make Your Submission!

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Make your submission to MetroLink NOW
 
Are you concerned about the emerging preferred route for MetroLink, which proposes a boring site and station at Mobhi Road, which would cause enormous and potentially devastating disruption to our Gaelic community of thousands of people?
 
We have until May 11th to make our thoughts known during the public consultation.
 
So make your submission now. Here’s the step-by-step guide:
 
Option 1: Use this standard letter
 
Select and copy the following text:

Re:          Metrolink – Emerging Proposed Route – Impact on Na Fianna CLG

 

A Chara,

I am writing to register my concern at the Emerging Proposed Route (EPR) for Dublin’s MetroLink, with particular focus on the proposed station and tunnel-boring machine depot at CLG Na Fianna, Mobhí Road, Glasnevin.

CLG Na Fianna is one of the largest Gaelic sports and cultural centres in Ireland. With almost 4,000 active and registered members, and a wider associated community of many more, construction at Mobhí Road and disruption to Na Fianna’s activities would have an enormous and long-lasting negative impact.

Na Fianna fields 166 teams with players ranging in age from 8 to over 50. At the very least, training and matches provide an important function in North Dublin for keeping these players physically active and socially engaged, which has associated physical and mental health benefits.

Also, the Na Fianna Nursery which is well known throughout GAA circles as the first of its kind in the country, caters every weekend for 350 to 400 children between the ages of 4 to 7. If the momentum of this highly successful initiative was disturbed or temporarily lost, such is its current scale that it would be extremely difficult and perhaps even impossible to re-start or reinvigorate it.

But there is much more. Players forge friendships that last decades beyond those training sessions and games, and parents, mentors, coaches and supporters build and nourish strong networks that enrich lives and even professional careers, another long-term impact that arises from those fixtures.

The premises at Mobhí Road also provide an important focal point for local businesses and the clubhouse is a popular site for informal gatherings and more formal social events such as birthdays and parties following baptisms, weddings, Confirmations and funerals.

In these and countless other ways, CLG Na Fianna builds health and social cohesion in North Dublin, and disruption to the future of the club is disruption to the future wellbeing of a community of thousands.

I am not against progress, but it cannot be at any cost. I urge you to take into consideration the enormous impact that the construction of a Metro station and the placement of a tunnel-boring machine depot would have on this vibrant and engaged community for generations to come.

 

Is mise le meas,

 

  1. Now paste the text into the body of an email
  2. Put your name at the end of the text in the email
  3. Send to consultations@metrolink.ie
  4. Please cc to consultations@clgnafianna.ie so we can get an idea of how many submissions are going in

Now ensure everyone in your family and anyone else you know who would be affected by the proposed MetroLink plans put in their submissions before May 11th!

 

Option 2: Personalise your submission letter:
 
  1. Open your email program and open a new mail to send
  2. In the body of the email, start with ‘A Chara, I am writing to express my thoughts and concerns about the emerging proposed route of the MetroLink and the potential impact on the Gaelic community of Na Fianna in north Dublin.’
  3. Now answer the following questions for your submission:
 
  • What does Na Fianna mean to me?
  • How would the construction of a station and the placement of a boring site affect me and my community?
  • What objections do I have to the current emerging proposed route?
  • What questions would I like to see answered about the MetroLink?
 
  1. State your name and address
  2. Send to consultations@metrolink.ie
  3. Please cc to consultations@clgnafianna.ie so we can get an idea of how many submissions are going in
  4. Now ensure everyone in your family and anyone else you know who would be affected by the proposed MetroLink plans put in their submissions before May 11th!
 
Thank you! 

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