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NRA have missed the point entirely - Joe Reilly

13 December, 2004


Commenting on an Sinn Féin Press Office advertisement placed in the national media by the National Roads Authority in relation to the M3, Sinn Féin candidate for the Meath by-election, Joe Reilly accused the NRA of missing the point entirely. Cllr Reilly said: "It is not about what the NRA has done, the reality is that the route through the Tara/Skyrne valley is not the place for the M3. There is a viable alternative route that can and should be adopted."

Speaking before he left for London today he said:

"The NRA has taken out a full page advert in today's Irish Times which sets out the importance of the M3 motorway and the steps the NRA have taken to come to their decision.

"They are missing the point entirely, we are not questioning the importance of the motorway and it is not about what the NRA has done. The reality is that route through the Tara/Skyrne valley is not the place for the M3. Eminent archaeological experts from Ireland and abroad have testified to the archaeological importance of the Tara/Skryne valley and have spoken about their dismay at the proposed routing of the motorway. There is a viable alternative that can and should be adopted." ENDS

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