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17-02-2020, 11:15   #31
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Exactly and who is providing the funding and who is pushing the agenda?
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The journal.ie own that Newsworthy crew who are pedaling this. I'm all for open discussion but as was posted below the facts are there.

Still looking forward to their investigation into why a hospital in Ireland is 7 times dearer than one in Liverpool and 5 times dearer than one in Portugal which is twice the size......

Anyway, its going to be built and we will be grateful for it.
And I hope the other areas mentioned here get their roads sorted out and it won't have this "investigation" for the sake of it.
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17-02-2020, 11:42   #32
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For clarification, Journal Media Ltd own TheJournal.ie and Noteworthy.ie (plus The42.ie and Fora.ie). They have also owned Boards.ie since October 2018 (https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...?t=2057904013) so we are all in the same company and we occasionally post Noteworthy sponsored posts.
So the journal and boards are now one of the same! Ok!

So based on their site.
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Childrens hospital. Looking forward to this one.
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Define low traffic volumes?

You have seen the route?

You use the road daily?
I'm in support of the new road Yop, but Rodin's point of there may still be a traffic jam going into Westport (especially during tourist season) has merit I think. Why was the terminus on the Newport side of Westport chosen I wonder and no consideration given to a link to the N59 south of the town heading to Leenane? Traffic for Louisburgh, Bertra, Old Head beaches etc will still have to go through the town.
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I'm in support of the new road Yop, but Rodin's point of there may still be a traffic jam going into Westport (especially during tourist season) has merit I think. Why was the terminus on the Newport side of Westport chosen I wonder and no consideration given to a link to the N59 south of the town heading to Leenane? Traffic for Louisburgh, Bertra, Old Head beaches etc will still have to go through the town.
Still taking a lot of traffic from the Kilmeena, Newport, Mulranny, Achill direction away from the town. If its even 50-100 cars on a Friday then that will remove the bulk of that line into town.

I saw nothing on the N59 link, I would say the already in progress works into Sandy Hill will work towards the link road.

Time will tell how it works out.
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Anytime anything is built west of the Shannon, the rest of the country get in a hoop. Well F off. As I write this I’m stuck in traffic between Castlebar And Westport after yet another serious accident.

The toad is lethal and I believe the the likes of Allergan our pressure on to get this road built as their goods were being damaged in transport...fair play to them if that’s the case.
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