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Decision to route M3 through Tara will mean M3 will not be built anytime soon

11 May, 2005


Meath Sinn Féin Councillor, Joe Reilly has said, "The decision to allow routing the M3 through Tara will mean that the M3 will not be built anytime soon, and when it is the Tara landscape will be irreparably damaged."

Speaking in Meath today he said, "Today's decision by Minister for the Environment, Dick Roche to allow construction of the M3 through the Tara area is a decision which will damage an irreplaceable part Meath's heritage, and could delay the roads construction for hard pressed commuters. The Tara-Skryne valley is an archaeological lobsterpot from which the M3 may take years to emerge due to legal challenges.

"The commuters of Meath need and deserve an immediate transport solution. This decision to allow routing the M3 through Tara will mean that the M3 will not be built anytime soon, and when it is the Tara landscape will be irreparably damaged."

Speaking from outside Government Buildings today while attending a protest against the decision, Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Environment, Arthur Morgan TD said, "It is important to point out that we are not against this road being constructed but it should not be constructed at the expense of our heritage. There are has been viable alternative routes proposed that could and should be used." ENDS

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