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New border link urged

12th January 1985
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Page 8, 12th January 1985 — New border link urged
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A STUDY commissioned by the British and Irish Governments has recommended that a new cross-border road linking Dundalk and Newry should be built instead of improvements to the present route.

The estimated cost of the new road would be £8m, but at least some of this should be recouped from the EEC which has designated the section European Route E01, The main question facing the consultants, who were drawn from the Transport and Road Research Laboratory in Britain and the Irish State research body, An Foras Forbartha, was whether to upgrade the existing route or to build a new road.

About 8,000 vehicles use the Dundalk-Newry road daily and traffic conditions are so bad that the accident rate is 50 per cent higher than around other Irish towns.

The consultants concluded that a new road would be justified by lower accident rates, improved travel times and reduced vehicle maintenance costs.

The proposed new route through Glendooey, County Armagh, initially met opposition because it was felt that too much of the cost would fall on the British authorities. However, a statement from Irish Environment Minister Liam Kavanagh made it clear that his Government would be "prepared to arrive at a costsharing arrangement".

QUICKER DECISIONS will be able to be taken by industrial tribunals after March 1, the Government has announced.

It is to lay Regulations before Parliament to make it possible for tribunals to issue summary form decisions in simpler language if this satisfies both parties.

It will still be possible to request full decisions. These will be issued in cases involving race or sex discrimination.


People: Liam Kavanagh

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