Originally Posted by ACustomer
Really great, this is straight out of Yes Minister (or maybe Father Ted). If this is remotely true, then the Department of Transport and its minister are even more useless than I had ever thought.
I've a friend who was in low to middle management in the DAA for a few years who told me this. He also said most people in the DAA are at some sort of management level, so it might not hold much weight.
Personally I think they may have side-stepped the rail issue (politically only) via the sheer number of bus routes now operating out of the airport. Shur if you have a bus going virtually 24/7 to Ballina via Longford, or to Navan, then it keeps people quiet. Ironically it's most of the greater Dublin area (with a few exceptions) that is the hardest to get to/from the airport. But then again, as a culchie living in Dublin for 25 years, the Dubs were always sold short, and allowed themselves to be.