Meath at the mercy of conflicting forces

THE Government and Meath County Council seem to have a two-forked approach to the development of the Royal County.

On the one hand the county manager describes Meath as “the heritage capital of Ireland” and vows to develop that aspect of the county.

One the other hand, the council is encouraging industry into the area.

The office of the Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, uses the image of Tara in its tourism advertising, but vows to try to plough a motorway through its landscape.

Minister Dermot Ahern has allocated €15m to develop the site of the Battle of the Boyne, located in Co Louth, but just a stone’s throw away from the landscape of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.

The Government, however, sees fit also to locate an incinerator in the vicinity.

What a welcome to the ‘heritage capital - three proposed motorways, an incinerator and a huge dump!

It this a case of the right Ahern not knowing what the wrong Ahern is doing?

Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin

PRO

Save the Tara/Skryne Valley Group

58 Laurence Ave

Maynooth

Co Kildare

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