Wednesday, October 17, 2007

EU Commission Legal Challenge to Tara Action

Today sees the beginning of a legal challenge to be taken by the Commission, which unfortunately will not halt construction at Tara, but seeks to highlight the poor legislative protections and haphazard approach we take to planning construction near archaeological sites. As well as the issues of Tara the challenge will look more broadly at Irish failures to ensure interactions such as those between pollution-control measures and the landscape will be adequately assessed and taken into account when making planning decisions. Read here a letter to the Indo, from a person likely to be disappointed at the benign nature of the challenge. Ultimately it is just one of 37 infringement challenges Ireland faces over environmental breaches. We are an embarassment.

5 comments:

Tuathal said...

We may be an embarrassment but there is one thing that we are not sir, and that's an embarrassment.

CK said...

I don’t get it, was that an attempt at correcting my spelling, or some pedantic differentiation between what we may be and what we are?

Tuathal said...

Exactly my point CK...you just "don't get it".

Glad you are in agreement.

T

CK said...

Well I'm lost. If you have an opinion on Tara or anything of relevance to the post or even something tangible I could respond to, or actually be in agreement with, then get back to me.

Tuathal said...

Always a pleasure.