Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Gormley to review heritage protection

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Race & Ethnicity » Irish Affairs Group Donate to DU
 
two gun sid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-06-07 04:51 PM
Original message
Gormley to review heritage protection
From Ireland.com:
Minister for the Environment John Gormley is to review how the State protects its national heritage and landscape following the controversy over the planned construction of the M3 motorway over historic sites near the Hill of Tara.

Mr Gormley said today that Tara and "similar controversies" of recent years raised the "valid question" as to whether the current measures we have to protect our archaeological and natural landscape are adequate. However, he again insisted he had no power to review the decision of his predecessor Dick Roche on the route of the motorway.

"I recognise fully that we live in a dynamic and changing landscape and housing, commercial and infrastructure development is an important part of that dynamic. Yet we have a rich and amazing natural and archaeological heritage which we are duty-bound to protect," the Minister said.

"I agree with bodies such as the Heritage Council who have said that we do need enhanced measures. Therefore in the coming weeks I will begin a consultative process in order to bring forward a new National Landscape Strategy."

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/0706/bre...

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/images/2007/0...
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-07-07 09:03 AM
Response to Original message
1. Good first step
Late in the game, but you take what you can get (and then ask for more!) The archaeological treasures of Ireland are an important part of its very being; they have been conserved for centuries--they shouldn't be destroyed for a motorway(shades of Hitchhikers Guide!)
And in Co Clare, they re-routed a road for a fairy thorn in the '90's--I have trouble seeing why he can't re-route for Tara.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Sep 21st 2014, 12:04 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Race & Ethnicity » Irish Affairs Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC