Rail agency plans include 24-hour drilling proposals

The Railway Procurement Agency is to apply for permission to drill 24 hours a day in the construction of Dublin's first metro line.

The Agency believes the round-the-clock work is necessary to get the line, from the city centre to Dublin Airport, built on time.

The move may face opposition from residents in the areas where the metro route is planned.

Transport Minister Martin Cullen is to launch public consultation on the line this week.


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