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http://www.independent.ie/opinion/letters/duh-of-course-we-are-sceptical-1413574\.html

Duh! Of course we are sceptical
Irish Independent - Letter to the Editor
Wednesday June 18 2008


"There seems to be a disconnect between the people and the politicians ... a loss of trust." Duh? After almost seven years of opinion polls saying... 'We'd prefer  this M3 motorway not to go through this not only extremely historic but also  probably the most emotionally important site for us, the politicians wonder why we don't trust them?
The fact that once you read the planning permission and see Conor Newman's opinion -- by someone with 18 or more years working in the Tara area --  being overridden by someone who's never even worked in that type of area, it doesn't inspire the average person to believe that our Government has actually read the documents (sounds familiar!) to do with the M3 planning permission through Tara,
or care a hoot about what the Irish people think or want.
So it's not a great leap from the Greens wanting their ministerial cars  to our TDs wanting cushy MEP jobs -- and who cares how it affects the ordinary  Irish person.
We are right to be sceptical. The EU must clarify Lisbon and not rely on  trust.


PAULINE BLEACH
AUGUSTINE COURT, GALWAY