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Jim Meade


Colm McCarthy's article on transport led to a remarkable response from the boss of Irish Rail

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Jim Meade, Irish Rail Chief Executive. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Jim Meade, Irish Rail Chief Executive. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Jim Meade, Irish Rail Chief Executive. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Colm McCarthy's lazy and perennial insistence that public transport and transport infrastructure provision and development is somehow an either/or choice between road and rail-based options has again been trotted out (Sunday Independent, May 24).

However, his utterly superficial analysis can be summarised thus: we have not planned our city and country and its supporting transport infrastructure properly in the past, so we'd better not start now.


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