The NRA is trying to force future governments into building motorways by buying up land even though it knows there's no money to build them.

PlanBetter, a joint initiative on behalf of An Taisce, Friends of the Earth, Friends of the Irish Environment and FEASTA, estimate that some 22,000 acres will be bought over the next four years for roads there is no money to build.

The outgoing government agreed with the EU and IMF that no major road scheme will start in 2012 or 2013, a commitment contained in the Four Year Plan issued in late November, yet 600m has been allocated for new roads in 2012, with another 260m in 2013

See the NRA Press Release | Plan Better Press Release | Irish Times Coverage

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