NEWS IN BRIEF: Construction work on the Royal Canal Greenway between the Dublin Docklands and the North Strand Road is due to start after Christmas.
“Delighted to confirm that construction work will begin on the stretch of the Royal Canal Greenway between #SheriffStreet and the #NorthStrand will begin immediately after #Christmas. This is very welcome confirmation from the National Transport Authority and I look forward to seeing quick progress being made in January,” Cllr Ray McAdam said on Facebook.
Delays on the project are understood to include permissions for working beside the canal and permission for building a bridge over the railway link from the northern canal into Connelly Station.
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