Irish Examiner 1st June 2006 Motorway protesters are not a minority WHY does the Taoiseach want to push ahead with the twice-tolled M3 above any otherJun 1, 2006 1 of 2View SourceIrish Examiner 1st June 2006
Motorway protesters are not a minority
WHY does the Taoiseach want to push ahead with the twice-tolled M3
above any other motorway?
Why does he feel the need wrongfully to accuse protesters of delaying
the project? Why does he mislead the Irish public regarding road
deaths on the N3?
His recent remarks at the opening of the Ashbourne bypass were
shocking. The campaign to save Tara is only against the route of the
M3 through the Gabhra Valley not against the motorway.
We are not a minority 70% of people surveyed in an independent Red C
poll said they wanted the road moved out of the valley.
The Minister for the Environment delayed giving consent. Any future
delays will be as a result of the chosen route through the most
sensitive landscape in Ireland and the 38 archaeological sites found
along the way.
An alternative westerly route would be shorter: it would serve Trim
and avoid the valley.
The proposed route of the M3 between Navan and Dunshaughlin is 2.5km
longer than the existing N3.
The route, the lack of will to open the railway line and the waste of
public funds on unnecessary excavations do not serve the public interest.
Are we now to be denied our democratic right to protest and to be
accused of causing deaths?
Perhaps the Taoiseach should look at the state of our health service
before he accuses campaigners of causing delays, deaths and suffering.
Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin
58 Laurence Ave
It appeared in Village Magazine as well. MuireannJun 1, 2006 1 of 2View SourceIt appeared in Village Magazine as well. Muireann