Wednesday 25 April 2018

Roche won't give an inch on Lisbon

So, Dick Roche wants to explore "all possible solutions", and feels it might be "necessary to consult the people again" in order to re-run the Lisbon Treaty vote and get the desired result.

"'Not an inch' is not a policy that has much to commend it in a dynamic Europe that wants to move forward," he says (Irish Independent, August 25).

This is indeed a personal about-face for the man who refused to explore any possible solution to the Hill of Tara/M3 crisis, despite the fact that national polls had consistently shown that the Irish people wanted the M3 motorway rerouted away from the Hill of Tara national monument, a site of European and global significance.

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