Of course we are sceptical
Irish Independent - Letter to the
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.
AUGUSTINE COURT, GALWAY