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Irish Times | Welcome for public hearings into plans for Dublin-Derry road

Welcome for public hearings into plans for Dublin-Derry road FRANK McDONALD, Environment Editor The Irish Times – 14 January 2011 OPPONENTS OF plans for a new road between Dublin and Derry have welcomed a decision by the Oireachtas transport committee … Continue reading

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Transport Committee to Hold Hearings on €1bn Dublin to Derry Road

Save Newgrange welcomes the decision by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport, yesterday evening, to hold public hearings in February into the proposed €1bn Dublin to Derry Road. Continue reading

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Meath Chronicle: Survey finds ancient earthworks near Slane bypass route

Meanwhile, the Save Newgrange campaign has brought its fight against the proposed Slane bypass to the North-South Ministerial Council. The group has complained to An Bord Pleanala and the North-South Ministerial Council that the public consultation process for the bypass is in breach of the Belfast Agreement, because the consultation does not extend to Northern Ireland. They say that the road proposal is in breach of EU environmental law, which provides for transboundary consultation, where the project is of a transboundary nature.

Spokesman Vincent Salafia said that the N2 Slane Bypass was part of the plan to link the A5/M2 motorway between Dublin and Derry, which is being funded as part of the Belfast Agreement. Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, has committed €500,000 to the Northern Ireland authorities for construction of the A5 and other roads under the agreement. Continue reading

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