Submission to Metrolink.ie
I object to this project because Metro is obsolescent technology, and the project is a great waste of public money.
Future transport technology will be tube transport. Already Elon Musk and Richard Branson have joined forces to plan super-high-speed "hyperloops" on five continents (See https://hyperloop-one.com/ ). This new technology will quickly make long-distant rail obsolete.
For all Ireland's transport, consisting of local routes, urban ring-routes an inter-city routes, I suggest a low-cost, extremely versatile tube system that could match and exceed the transport objectives of the proposed metrolink at a fraction of the cost, and without any tunneling or public disruption: see https://krunchiescab.blogspot.ie/ .
As well as efficiently serving a single route such as that of Metrolink, my system could develop into an interconnected network of routes that would deliver travelers to their doorstep (instead of leaving them at a station or hub), with automatic routing and non-stop from start of journey, anywhere on the network, to any destination.
Alas, Metrolink will be obsolete even before completion.