17 November 2020
By Elaine Murphy
On seeing the domain for this project www.CorkLimerick.ie older readers may think of the “Cork & Limerick Savings Bank” (which went on to become Permanent TSB), but it is actually the website for the proposed Cork-Limerick Motorway. This is road would be game-changer for the region. It would bring Cork and Limerick (and all points in between) closer in terms of minutes of driving time. Currently if one is in Cork the prospect of driving to Dublin seems easier than driving to Limerick! as the road is so old, and had too many bottlenecks.
There would be some negative side effects if the Motorway was constructed: it would doubtless dilute the fortunes of Cork Airport, because Shannon would become “closer”. Already – prior to COVID19 – many Cork people were choosing to fly from Dublin Airport or Shannon. Let’s now move on to see why the project is in the news.
Public consultation period on N/M20 Cork to Limerick has opened
Due to Covid-19, it is not possible to host an in-person consultation event, so an online consultation platform has been developed on the project website www.CorkLimerick.ie
Fianna Fáil TD for Cork North West Aindrias Moynihan is calling on members of the public in Cork to engage with online public consultation platform.
Deputy Moynihan said:
“This consultation platform will be open from 12pm on 19th November and will provide a virtual consultation room that will allow the public to view and interact with the consultation information and maps and to provide feedback on the options and active travel strategy using an online feedback form.
“There will also be an online booking facility available where you can schedule an online or telephone meeting with a member of the project team during the consultation period.
“If you are not able to access the online platform, information can be requested, and telephone meetings can be booked by calling the project office on (061) 973730.
“Submissions can be made using the online feedback form, or by email to email@example.com, or by post addressed to N/M20 Project Office, Lissanalta House, Dooradoyle, Limerick V94 H5RR up until Friday 18th of December 2020. I encourage everyone to engage with the process,” concluded Deputy Moynihan.