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Councillors urged to rescind distributor road approval

Clare County Councillors, who supported the €120 million distributor road in South-East Clare, have been urged to visit areas along the route line that have been left “devastated” by flooding. Opponents of the road were left shocked and bewildered last July when a dramatic turnaround saw the preferred route approved by 17 votes to nine two weeks after  it was unanimously rejected in the council chamber at the first meeting. In an open letter published in The Clare Champion, Parteen resident, Henry O’Boyle has drawn councillors’ attention to the flooding crisis that is affecting the residents of East Clare. Mr O’Boyle said this is the same area where some councillors supported the building of the Limerick Northern Distributor Road, a route which cuts across a very important floodplain that is now in flood. “I would like to say to the councillors who voted against the route “well done” because they showed that they understood the environmental impact of such a …

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