Call for action on traffic
It was common for people to huddle together in parts of Dublin and ask each other "How does it feel this morning and how long did it last?".
They were not talking about Viagra but about the ever-worsening traffic snarl-ups, Mr Joe O'Toole (Ind) told the House. The problem was such that the Seanad must consider how solutions could be found.
Ms Ann Ormonde (FF) said that the 8 a.m. radio news regularly informed the public of a grid-locked landscape. She knew the Dublin traffic nightmare was being examined by a study group in connection with the Dublin Transport Initiative. In the meantime, something must be done, and the Seanad should be given a chance to advise on how to end the traffic logjams.