IH News 2024

Calls to clean up Dublin’s pedestrian ‘tunnels of terror’

The headline had me excited – I thought there was a hitherto hidden version of the Greenwich Foot Tunnel in Dublin that had escaped my attention. Sadly, no. Just a clickbait headline.

The “tunnels” referred to are the pedestrian underpasses that grace Sandwith Street, Upper Erne Street and Macken Street in Dublin, design features of the Dublin & Kingstown Railway that were insisted on by the Wide Streets Commissioners. The article references 3 other “tunnels”, however, these are standard road underbridges with no side arches for pedestrians.

The article calls for Irish Rail to engage in a regular cleanup of the underpasses. I would have thought that this was a Dublin City Council responsibility?