Plans to extend Dublin's Luas services to the north-west of the city have taken major strides forward.
Design and planning work has begun to bring the tram line to Finglas ahead of a preferred route being selected next year.
A vocal advocate for the FingLUAS project, Fine Gael's Noel Rock has welcomed the progress.
The Dublin North West representative said: "This route will be subject to public consultation and it is vital that the voices of the community are heard and taken into account.
"I successfully lobbied to have this project included in Project Ireland 2040 and I have always been clear that it must be up and running as soon as possible.
"It will have a transformative effect on the north-west of the city and will make a major difference to people in the area.
"We cannot drag our heels on this and it is heartening to see that TII is acting on the vast number of representations I've made on this issue.
"I know it has made a huge difference to Cabra and Broombridge and I know it will do the same for Finglas South, West and Finglas Village. This will give Finglas the investment it deserves and needs.
"I will continue to work night and day to ensure that we keep the pressure on early delivery of this vital infrastructural project," Deputy Rock concluded.
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