Originally Posted by w2_3vc
What of the M17 commuter route?
What of the continued land purchases for lands that are falling in value whilst borrowing costs are rising?
You might want topay attention to the thread, this argument has already been addressed:
Originally Posted by IngazZagni
However they are not borrowing at the market rates are they? No, they are at a much lower agreed rate with the EU/IMF.
as you put it, I suggest you come to Galway and try to get about. The traffic in and about town makes Dublin look free flowing. There's a lot of traffic that avoid N17 Tuam-Galway like the plague and take smaller R & L roads because they know that the car will stay moving. I often travel to relatives in south Mayo, and barring the pre-Motorway N6,the N17 is the busiest single carraige road way i've seen. It is on a par with (if not busier than), the N11
at Jack whites,which is a well known bad traffic area and everyone seems to agree that the N/M11 is needed.
To answer the commuter nonsesne, Claregalway a very busy commuter route on a saturday and sunday morning with 2 mile tailbacks into it.
The Atlantic Corridor (which this is part of) is vital to the country for the simple reason that continued development of Dublin is not sustainable. Dublin barely has adequate water for the current population and there's a truly hypocritical proposal to create a 500 acre lake in the bogs of Offaly to cater for the extra demand (environmentalists regularly protest against hydroelectric stations so it's ironic that our green party is proposing destroying 500 acres of habitats, but don't mind objecting to paving in some bog in Galway we we can have some vital infrastructure).