Yep but somehow I feel the game is up, there has just been so much negative talk about the Western Rail Corridor and so many leaks that it will not happen I just think (hope) that finally we are about to hear that most strange thing in irish politics - a decision.
Pressure on Canney to step up to the plate on the greenway, his local paper putting pressure on him
He might be under pressure, but my guess is he'll try to come up with some excuse to keep fudging until after the election.
The organisation he supports is something of a cult at this stage, and won't allow him to change his stance all that readily.
From what you say it looks like he will get his report promised in the NDP on Friday and that will be the end of it, where did you pick up that quote from Varadkar.....
found it in the dail reports very interesting, definitely sounds like a Canney fudge coming
Dail debate on NBP from Wednesday
Yep see my revision to post, looks like there will be a fudge on this with the infamous report to come.
A pyrrhic victory of sorts for Sean, but given Varadkar's expansive Dail reply and his voters well informed viewpoint, one he might end up regretting. Ringer will have a billion in his back pocket for North Mayo. Sean will have a useless, face saving, predetermined report for South Mayo and North Galway.
He could have gone back to his constituents with a greenway and N17 dualling project. But no.
One of the worst examples I can ever remember of a politician dropping the ball. Sean Canney coukd have put east Galway front and centre of the NDP but instead he delivers a useless piece of paper to placate a few elderly pipe dreamers. I reckon the electorate will crucify him in June.
Yep if he had asked for dc to sligo for the N17 in the programme for Govt, it would have transferred to the NDP, the greenway was a shoe in of an idea with the support of all three Galway East TDs and the fact the govt want West on Track consigned to history. He will have his piece of paper in his hand but it won't be "peace in our tuam" I reckon he could get slaughtered for his pathetic performance. Probably won't be he has the touch of the Jacky healys/Michael Lowrys about him, although at least they do represent their constituencies and don't fight for the interests of the chambers of commerce in Claremorris.
Galway east has a history of being unforgiving when it comes to not delivering for constituents. I reckon we will see the last of Sean Canney next time around.
Still, he won't starve; I'm sure they'll look after him in Claremorris.
So it looks like this thread will soon be redundant.
hmm, light rail for Cork....