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Some further developments in the Bremore Port story, complete with, I’m afraid, a depressing reminder of Tara and the ’unsuitable alternative routes for the M3′ claim.

An architect and town planner has stated that it would be a “significantly inferior” choice to an infilled Dublin Port, for diversion of container services and that the proposal “was based on the misconception that a port at Bremore actually exists”:

“…according to Mr Durney, Bremore was not a natural harbour and would require large-scale engineering works, and even then he claimed it had been suggested the port “could be vulnerable in northeasterly winds in the same way that Rosslare is.”

As well as the serious archaeological concerns, he also mentioned the poor road and rail connections, in comparison to Dublin Port:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0905/1224253908098.html

Secondly, for those of a nervous disposition, the Drogheda Independent reports that:

“People who have gone into the Garda Station to consult the application have been informed by the Gardai that the file may not be copied or photographed and must be viewed in the presence of the Gardai and that you must sign your name to a register which will be passed on to the Drogheda Port Company after the consultation period has ended,..”

http://www.drogheda-independent.ie/news/bremore-port-1876002.html

I don’t know what to say. Apart from the vulnerability of the passage tombs, there’s such a heavy whiff here of all that went wrong with this country. Please, if you can, object.

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