Last Updated: 01/12/2007
Gore, Bono called to support Tara
opposed to the contentious M3 motorway being routed near the Hill of
Tara today called on world-renowned campaigners Al Gore and Bono to
back their demonstrations.
Tarawatch handed a letter to the
former US Vice President before he spoke at talks in central Dublin on
the impact of global climate change.
Rock star Bono, who turned
out to hear Mr Gore at the private conference, was also approached by
campaigners as he arrived at the Royal College of Surgeons at St
Laura Grealish, of Tarawatch, said: "We hope
Mr Gore gets a chance to see what is really going on here in Ireland,
and influences this Government to make sustainable decisions with
regards to spending taxpayers money."
In the letter to Mr Gore, campaigners stated: "The M3 motorway is highly unsustainable, both environmentally and economically.
this rate, the Irish taxpayer is likely to be footing the bill for EU
fines due to the illegality of the M3 project, as well as Kyoto fines
for failing to act to stem carbon emissions.
"Additionally, taxpayers will continue to pay a private firm for the M3 motorway for the next 45 years."
Ministers Eamon Ryan, Noel Dempsey and former Environment Minister Dick
Roche, who rubber stamped the controversial route, were heckled as they
arrived at the talks.
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