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Scrap this M50 toll madness

MOTORISTS are clearly telling the Government they will deliberately bypass the M50 if plans to impose new toll charges on the motorway are put in place.

The move will simply drive all the traffic back on to city streets and housing estates, leading to the kind of chaos that once earned us the unenvied title of most traffic congested city in Europe.

Even TDs, and no less than two Government ministers, clearly see the folly as they loudly voice their disapproval of the ill thought-out scheme.

Adding a possible €120 a month to a motoring bill will mean car owners have no choice. They will be forced off the motorway by charges they cannot afford.

The measures make no sense whatsoever. They cannot be justified on any level. The idea should be killed off right now.