West Will Mourn Seamus
Brennan 'A man of vision'
Press Release 9th July
The West on Track community campaign extends its deepest
sympathy to the family and friends of the late Séamus
Brennan, T.D., the former Minister of Transport, who played
a key part in bringing about the redevelopment of the
Western Rail Corridor, and many other important and
forward-looking national transport initiatives.
Mr. Brennan was a decent and honourable man who had the
vision and foresight to take a national view of the
development of transport infrastructure in Ireland and who
quickly recognised that the re-opening of the Western Rail
Corridor would play a major part in the future development
of the whole western region.
As Minister for Transport, he listened carefully to the
views of community and political leaders across the region
and in 2004 he travelled in person to the west to examine
the situation at first hand. He later established the WRC
Expert Working Group under the chairmanship of Mr. Pat
McCann, as a result of which the Western Rail Corridor is
currently being developed in line with the National Spatial
Strategy as part of Transport 21. Sadly, he was not destined
to see the first stages of that vision come to reality but
the people of the west who will benefit enormously from that
initiative for years to come will warmly remember him.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.