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Hill of Tara


M3, Co. Meath: The End of the Road

"These monuments were irretrievably damaged, however, in some cases destroyed and for what? The route chosen wasn't the only possibility, but viable alternatives were dismissed without a second look. In hindsight and given the collapse of the economy, the motorway itself may not even have been necessary. Some people obviously thought so. As has recently been revealed, Eurolink were given a minimum traffic guarantee, which surely indicates prior consideration, if not expectation, of low usage levels.

"Anyone with half an eye on national events will concede that this is a country where the elite are in and out of each others pockets, smoothing their respective ways along. You wouldn't have to be particularly conspiracy-minded to smell something fishy in the alterations of laws when they prove inconvenient to 'progress'. Or the swift 'about-face' of the Greens when they arrived in Government. Why was this route and project, opposed by the EU, prominent archaeologists and a significant body of the public, untouchable?"

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Littlestone Posted by Littlestone
18th September 2009ce

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