National Award for West on
Press Release from the
Two of the founders of the West on Track campaign have
won a prestigious An Taisce Environmental Award 2002-3 in
the category "Best transportation initiative" for their
community campaign aimed at re-opening the Western Rail
Fr. Mícheál MacGréil and Colman
Ó Raghallaigh will be presented with the award at a
ceremony in Tailor's Hall Dublin, this evening (Thursday).
The citation reads: "For the community-based campaign in the
villages, towns and cities of the West of Ireland to re-open
the western rail corridor, a passenger and freight railway
line from Sligo to Limerick".
This is the first year of the Awards which are sponsored
by the telecommunications group, O2.
A spokesman for West on Track said that the Award was a
welcome recognition by An Taisce, a prestigious national
body, of the need for balanced infra-structural development
in Ireland, and congratulated all those who have been taking
part in the campaign since last May for their dedication and