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An Bord Pleanala to decide on Tara/M3 next week

category meath | history and heritage | news report author Friday August 17, 2007 01:59author by TaraWatchauthor email info at tarawatch dot org Report this post to the editors

TaraWatch has learned that An Bord Pleanala will decide the fate of the Lismullin next week

The National Roads Authority (NRA) has submitted a copy of the Directions given by Minister Dick Roche, for
the excavation and demolition of the national monument at Lismullin, to An Bord Pleanala.

Originally, the Bord required said a decision would be reached by December, but stated today that they expect a decision next week.

The Directions for the excavation and demolition of Lismullin, which were made by Minister Roche on 12 June 2007.
[Read directions at http://tarawatch.org/?page_id=413]

The Directions were submitted to the Bord on 9 July 2007, as is required by Section 14B of the National Monuments Act 2004,

An Bord Pleanala is currently deciding if the current excavation and demolition is a material change to the M3 scheme approved by the Bord in September 2003.


Meath County Council

Ministerial Directions on National Monument at Lismullen, County Meath
- M3 Clonee to North of Kells Motorway Scheme.

Case reference: 17 EN3001

Case type: Changes to Road Developments

Applicant: National Roads Authority (Road Authority)

EIS required: No


Status: Case is due to be decided by 12-11-2007


* 09/07/2007: Lodged

The Bord have the power decide whether the demolition is a material change to the M3 scheme, and have the power to order that a new
Environmental Impact Statement be prepared.

The European Commission has already sent a Reasoned Opinion to the Irish Government, informing them that the demolition is in breach of EU law, because there should be a new Environmental Impact Assessment. However, Minister Gormley will not release a copy of it, even though he has the right to. The EU claim they cannot.

Excavation and controlled demolition of the Lismullin amphitheatre began on 7 August 2007.

TaraWatch is calling on the Minister to immediately place a Temporary Preservation Order on the national monument until the Bord has reached a decision. Allowing the demolition to proceed is preempting the decision of the Bord.

While some delicate features of the site should be recorded, before they are eroded by the elements, the main features of the amphitheatre itself should not be interfered with in any way, until there has been a final determination by the Bord, and an opportunity to judically review the Bord's decision.

In any event, the Bord's decision may be meaningless, because the EU has stated that the procdedures under the Act are in breach of EU law.

But the good news is that the Bord may say demolition is a material change to the project that will have a significant effect on the environment, and that there needs to be a new EIS, with public submissions and a new oral hearing. If they don't, it's another legal can of worms for them...

Stay tuned...

Related Link: http://www.tarawatch.org

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   Planning board will decide if M3 route needs fresh approval     TaraWatch    Fri Aug 17, 2007 07:01 
   Bunreacht na hEireann     W. Finnerty.    Fri Aug 17, 2007 09:58 
   Amended National Monuments Act 2004     NMA    Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:06 
   SIB & Aarhus     W. Finnerty.    Fri Aug 17, 2007 11:22 
   Stop the blame game and let's do some work     Vincent    Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:15 
   The usual suspects     NMA    Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:31 
   Green man to test Gormley's colours     Roestown reporter    Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:44 
   EUROS 600,000     W. Finnerty.    Fri Aug 17, 2007 14:56 
   Focus on the issues please     Vincent    Fri Aug 17, 2007 15:43 
 10   PRESS RELEASE of June 29th 2006     W. Finnerty.    Fri Aug 17, 2007 16:54 
 11   Constructive research needed     Vincent    Fri Aug 17, 2007 17:19 
 12   Mr Finnerty is correct     Troll    Fri Aug 17, 2007 17:33 
 13   Tara Will Save Ireland     Vincent    Fri Aug 17, 2007 18:31 
 14   Thank You     Susan Sheehan-Repasky    Fri Aug 17, 2007 22:01 
 15   Dr Mc Cavert's Letter?     W. Finnerty.    Fri Aug 17, 2007 23:13 
 16   Save Our Stones     TaraWatch    Sat Aug 18, 2007 14:15 
 17   Re John Gormley     Droll Troll    Sat Aug 18, 2007 14:27 
 18   Slime     nopsin    Sat Aug 18, 2007 15:48 
 19   Plenty of law but no justice?     W.Finnerty.    Sat Aug 18, 2007 20:51 
 20   Plenty of law, plenty of lawyers, and little or no justice for many     W. Finnerty.    Sun Aug 19, 2007 17:26 
 21   Turoe Stone     Vincent    Mon Aug 20, 2007 13:57 
 22   "Government of the people, by the people, for the people" (the "unfinished work")     W. Finnerty.    Mon Aug 20, 2007 15:24 
 23   Files removed from NRA web site     Vincent    Mon Aug 20, 2007 16:16 
 24   one presumes...     fairy    Mon Aug 20, 2007 16:27 
 25   Files     Vincent    Mon Aug 20, 2007 16:35 
 26   The NRA are not a Statutory body.     Beg to differ    Mon Aug 20, 2007 16:55 
 27   NRA is an independent statutory body     Vincent    Mon Aug 20, 2007 17:15 
 28   NRA     differences    Mon Aug 20, 2007 17:43 
 29   Obfuscate (an old legal ploy)     W. Finnerty.    Mon Aug 20, 2007 18:51 
 30   Which files are missing exactly     Which files    Mon Aug 20, 2007 21:13 
 31   The Lismullin files, for starters, are missing     Vincent    Mon Aug 20, 2007 21:24 
 32   Nero fiddles while Rome burns?     W. Finnerty.    Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:36 
 33   I have been diagnosed as suffering from Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD)     MM    Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:21 
 34   Beware of Consultant Psychiatrists !     Legal Eagle    Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:14 
 35   "European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003"     W. Finnerty.    Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:38 
 36   "Constitutional Imperative" (Justice Mary Laffoy)     W. Finnerty.    Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:13 
 37   Green light for M3 at Lismullin     Cu na Nuacht    Wed Aug 22, 2007 13:21 
 38   "Last Hurdle"     W. Finnerty.    Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:30 
 39   A new "Ray of Hope" maybe?     W. Finnerty.    Sat Aug 25, 2007 14:38 
 40   "Great Banqueting Hall" ?     Sceptic    Sat Aug 25, 2007 15:05 
 41   ah skeptic!     C Murray    Sat Aug 25, 2007 15:56 
 42   Do you have a name?     W. Finnerty.    Sat Aug 25, 2007 21:55 
 43   NRA Archaeologist Video     Carmel Ni Dhuibheanaigh    Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:43 
 44   Correction     Carmel Ni Dhuibheanaigh    Sun Aug 26, 2007 10:48 
 45   Protests coming up     Roestown    Sun Aug 26, 2007 13:17 
 46   High Court Opinion     W. Finnerty.    Mon Aug 27, 2007 20:42 
 47   Guest Speaker     Paula Needham    Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:34 

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