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Bypass Slane Campaign Letter to Editor, Irish Times, published.

30th August 2010

The Irish Times has published a letter sent to it by supporters of the Bypass Slane Campaign taking issue with the stance taken by Economic and Social Research Institute economist Dr Edgar Morgenroth.

The text of the letter is as follows:

Madam,

In his article "Planned Slane bypass idiotic, says expert", Irish Times, Thursday
26th of August 2010, Frank McDonald tells us that Dr Edgar Morgenroth of the ESRI
will complain to the Comptroller and Auditor General if An Bord Pleanala grant
permission for the Slane Bypass.

Both Mr McDonald and Dr Morgenroth appear to be labouring under the illusion that
the Slane bypass is simply to facilitate toll-dodging. The current stretch of the N2
through Slane is quite simply, unfit for purpose. The steep gradients and sharp
bends that run from the North to the South side of the village have been the scene
of 22 fatalities, countless injuries and near-misses and it is certain that more
will occur unless action is taken. The current 30km speed limit through Slane
village is ignored by all except the people who live here, despite the
well-publicised, appalling road safety record. Policing of this speed limit can best
be described as patchy.

As residents of Slane we find it unacceptable that we are expected to put our lives
at risk on the roads throughout our village every day. The Slane bypass is the only
viable alternative to solving this problem once and for all.

One wonders how much value the Comptroller and Auditor General put on lives these days?

Yours etc.

Bypass Slane Campaign

This letter may be viewed in the Irish Times online HERE

 
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Contact us at bypassslanecampaign@gmail.com

Bypass Slane Campaign, c/o Slane Community Forum, The Village Inn, Slane, Co. Meath.