I heard in March that the second one was pulled , only 2 months after the minister announced it , I noted thathere in early April . I heard it was some BS to do with consortiums and their bank members not lack of funds.
I heard later in April that the first one was in trouble, I noted that here 2 weeks back .
I got final confirmation that both projects have been pulled in the Connaught Tribune Today .
The pulled projects are 50km in length out of 169km planned. The Roads budget has been cut by 50/170 in only 3 months , 30% ** .
I believe that this is a flat line cut and that EVERY GOVERNMENT INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN has been hastily cut by 30% since January .
****Thats 30% of c. €8bn planned Capital Spending = €2.4bn of cutbacks ****
I feel the rebellion will come from the West of Ireland.
The anti-Dublin mentality is a particularly strong force that could be harnessed by an enterprising politician.
All we need is a couple more announcements like this and one or two more big job losses.
Prepare for years of bitterness, would have, could have, should have. The ‘them and us’ divide between those in Dublin and those outside the pale will cut to the marrow whilst the world is busy getting on doing other things.
How about we stop trying to make Leinster into the Republic of Ireland with the rest of the country being holiday homes?
The quality of life in the Dublin commuter belt is shit yet people have no choice but to go there for work.
That era is over already and has been for a while now - although RTE only acknowledged its demise tonight - so as far as official Ireland is concerned we have now officially entered the next phase - a new paradigm so to speak
We’ve now done post-colonialism, isolationism, republicanism, rampant mé féinism and a few more beside.