ast Wall residents received alieline in their dispute withIrish Rail and the Inchicoreon rack group about the proposedconstruction o a new undergroundDart line.On the 29th o September,an Bord Pleanála granted the Pro-tect East Wall comittee a hearingthat has yet to be scheduled.
Te original plans were or tun-neling to commence in East Walland Inchicore, potentially halvingconstruction time. Te plans werelater altered so that East Wall willbear the entire brunt o the nineyear, 24/7 construction.While Irish Rail say that the costo tunnel-boring machines is themain reason or this, vice-chair-man o the Protect East wall com-mitee, Angela Broderick, claimsthat a campaign undertaken by Inchicore on rack is largely re-sponisble.Te dispute arises rom her claimthat “we weren’t notied by anyonethat there were even plans to starttunelling in East Wall”.According to Broderick, the rsttime she became aware o the situ-ation was rom an article in theIrish imes. Ms Broderick also al-leges that she reached out to thechairman o Inchicore on rack,John Beck, in hopes o reachingan agreement but that “they keptcancelling the meetings. I got theeeling they didn’t want to talk.” In-chicore on rack were unavailableor comment.Te hearing is being consideredas a ‘last stand’ and i lost, MsBroderick says that “it will tear thecommunity apart, house prices willbe devalued between 10 to 50%.Tat’s not to mention the act thatwe’re not getting a station and In-chicore are, that will raise property value there. We’re getting all o theproblems and none o the benets.”She remains hopeul, however,adding that East Wall residentshave a history o ghting suchplans. In 2002, Irish Rail’s plans tobuild a bridge in the Parkside areawas met with protests that resultedin the construction being scrapped.
Anger over new rail line
eople who get less than eighthours o sleep every night candevelop serious mental prob-lems, in particular depression andanxiety disorders.
O the seven sleep clinics in Dub-lin the Sleep Clinic CRES in St.James’s Hospital (Dublin 8) is thebusiest in Dublin according to IrishSleep Apnoea rust.“When you are tired everythingbecomes more o a challenge oryou” says Doctor Ruairi Fahy Con-sultant Respiratory Physician at StJames Hospital.”eenagers are the worst aected.Fahy stated “Starting around thebeginning o puberty and continu-ing into their early 20s, adolescentsneed about nine hours o sleepeach night, compared with theeight hours that adults need.”“As their bodies and minds aredeveloping sleep deprivationmakes them especially vulner-able to psychopathologies such asADHD, and they have diculty controlling their emotions and im-pulses.Tis can cause anger problemsand increase reckless activity.”Women suer more than menwhen they don’t get enough sleep.Statistics show that women reportdepression two times more thanmen.Te most obvious signs o lack o sleep are “dark circles under theeyes and very pale skin. I they havethese symptoms, they aren’t gettingthe right amount o sleep.”Te best way to achieve a goodnight sleep is “ry not to have ca-eine about ve hours beore yougo to bed and never watch televi-sion in your bedroom, as it is theworst habit to develop”.
St. James’ Hospital leads the wayin research into sleep deprivation
“Women suffer more than men”
by Paul Buggy
“It will tear the community apart,house prices will be devalued between 10 to 50%”
Inchicore-On-Track groups continues dispute with East Wall residentsover construction of new underground rail lineResearch shows links between sleep deprivation and anxiety
by Matthew Jaray
Irish Rail disputed the construction o the underground Dart Line Adults need at least 8 hours o sleep