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Tara Skryne Valley Desecration


Written in Irish Issues: 06/05/10, 17:02:34 by jonathan  | Print article  | View all categories.
PRESS STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF FOREST FRIENDS IRELAND/CÁIRDE NA COILLE
This motorway which has now been officially opened,  represents the wanton destruction of the Tara Skryne Valley,  an essential part of the heritage of the Irish people. The desecration has been perpetrated by the elected representatives of the people who should have been the guardians of this heritage. The route choosen was done without proper and comprehensive environmental analysis of all the options. A proper analysis would have indicated a different route for the motorway. Future generations will not thank the destroyers of this invaluable heritage. All those who did nothing to try and prevent this disastrous outcome are also in some way to blame, caught up as they have been to a greater or lesser extent in the greed merry-go-round which  inebriated our nation. And to the authorities who think it is all over! It is not. Their actions will haunt them for evermore. Some day perhaps this stupendous wrong will be put right by a more enlightened generation.
John Haughton on behalf of Forest Friends Ireland/Cáirde na Coille
www.forestfriends.ie