We need to handle big events properly – Horgan

11 November 2022

Labour Local Area Rep in the Blackrock and Douglas area Peter Horgan has reiterated his call from 2018 for the establishment of a standing committee to deal with long term issues of large scale events in Pairc Uí Chaoimh following reports of poor public transport services after the Munster game.

“Currently we have a case by case approach but if we are to continue with events like Munster and other high profile matches and concerts, we must establish a committee that seeks to hear from residents and businesses and community representatives on a regular basis.”

“Build into that the transport providers. We should have had additional services running to deal with the influx of people on buses and trains.”

“Add into the the supposed building of the event centre and more issues arise. It is mind boggling to have, for instance, the Park n Ride close. I did not see one piece of advice to use the Park and Ride as a mode. ”

“This way, through a standing forum, solutions to traffic mobility and access can be teased out outside the constraints of upcoming events around the corner. Everyone wants the stadium to succeed and hosting events bring a great atmosphere to the area and the city but let’s approach in a sustainable manner with open communications with every stakeholder, especially residents.”

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