The battle to save Carrickmines Castle Complex from the M5 motorway was dealt a potentially fatal blow by the Irish High Court. It rejected on all grounds any cause for a Judicial Review of the decision to proceed. On RTE radio, the head of the National Roads Authority called for changes in the law to prevent what he suggested were the costs and delays the 'protestors' had caused. The National Roads Authority's profound ignorance of the system was made clear when its Chief Executive Mr. Egan called the Environmental Impact Statement, which EU experts have called 'flawed', a "Report" and went on to say that the failure of the non technical summary to demonstrate the true value of the site was a 'technical matter.' The National Roads Authority are now calling for a change in the law as they claim the present legislation allows 'any individual to claim any feature or site was a national monument', pure nonesence. All that is left now is the hope that EU Commission Margot Wallstrom will respond favourably to FIE's letter urging the Commission to intervene.
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The battle to save Carrickmines Castle Complex from the M5 motorway was dealt a potentially fatal blow by the Irish High Court. It rejected on all grounds any cause for a Judicial Review of the decision to proceed. On RTE radio, the head of the National Roads Authority called for changes in the law to prevent what he suggested were the costs and delays the 'protestors' had caused. The National Roads Authority's profound ignorance of the system was made clear when its Chief Executive Mr. Egan called the Environmental Impact Statement, which EU experts have called 'flawed', a "Report" and went on to say that the failure of the non technical summary to demonstrate the true value of the site was a 'technical matter.' The National Roads Authority are now calling for a change in the law as they claim the present legislation allows 'any individual to claim any feature or site was a national monument', pure nonesence. All that is left now is the hope that EU Commission Margot Wallstrom will respond favourably to FIE's letter urging the Commission to intervene.
Read The Letter
Read the Report and the Irish Responses
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