It’s thought that the reopening of the railway line between Claremorris and Collooney would provide major opportunities for the North West.
It’s argued that the move would provide the longest freight line in Ireland, providing access to timber supply in south Donegal.
The comments were made in the Dail by TD Eamon O’Cuiv, who urged Transport Minister Eamon Ryan to give serious consideration to reopening the line alongside other planned projects.
Deputy O’Cuiv says Sligo has more potential for rail if only it was utilised:
Giving little hope to the proposal, Minister Ryan says there are limited in resources and that the existing line at Collooney needs replacing: