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    Default Minister won't admit that the goverment will have to pay penalties on toll roads.

    Sweary Mary and Dempsey kicking to touch on the subject.
    It seems that the traffic volumes are too low (or all the tolls too high).
    Demps says talk to the NRA.
    Gilmore blanked by Coughlan when he tried to get the matter of penalties for low traffic volumes clarified.
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpc View Post
    Sweary Mary and Dempsey kicking to touch on the subject.
    I always felt that Toll Roads and Toll Bridges were always a Fianna Fail stitch up for their 'cronies'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpc View Post
    Sweary Mary and Dempsey kicking to touch on the subject.
    It seems that the traffic volumes are too low (or all the tolls too high).
    Demps says talk to the NRA.
    Gilmore blanked by Coughlan when he tried to get the matter of penalties for low traffic volumes clarified.
    The Cough told Gilmore it is a matter for the Minister for Transport.

    Noelo previously said it is a matter for the NRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpc View Post
    Sweary Mary and Dempsey kicking to touch on the subject.
    It seems that the traffic volumes are too low (or all the tolls too high).
    Demps says talk to the NRA.
    Gilmore blanked by Coughlan when he tried to get the matter of penalties for low traffic volumes clarified.
    Well obviously the solution is MORE TOLLS
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    Quote Originally Posted by grainne whale View Post
    I always felt that Toll Roads and Toll Bridges were always a Fianna Fail stitch up for their 'cronies'.
    And you can add National Conference Centres to that list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpc View Post
    Sweary Mary and Dempsey kicking to touch on the subject.
    It seems that the traffic volumes are too low (or all the tolls too high).
    Demps says talk to the NRA.
    Gilmore blanked by Coughlan when he tried to get the matter of penalties for low traffic volumes clarified.
    If you are one of the 450,000 unemployed , E1.80 is harder to find and thats just to go shopping, not for pleasnt days sightseeing.

    CorruptFF have signed public/private partnership deals that mean if road traffic drops below certain figures, they will reimburse their developer buddies with monies from the public purse.

    As the recession bites, zanuFF cronies are feeling the pinch, so FF will screw the public for more cash to fill the trough

    I posted this 13 hours ago on the other toll road thread, should P.ie get the credit for making Sweary squirm

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    If there was ever an implement for putting an enormous squeeze on the government for explanations, and simultaneously rising the electorate out of their apathy .
    This is it.
    Shoddy deals carried out by incompetents and time servers who have yet to be made accountable for their actions.
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    Just finished talking on the subject on Newstalk.
    There is no risk taking for the private component of PPP's ie if the traffic volumes don't rise to a certain level the government have to stump up.
    NRA (who wouldn't put up a spokesman) blather on about commercial sensitivity wrt the details of the operating agreement.
    No one looses but the taxpayer and the motorist.
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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    I wonder do ministerial cars have to pay these tolls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mossy Heneberry View Post
    I wonder do ministerial cars have to pay these tolls?
    Who gives a
    Thicko taxpayer stumps up every time.
    No complaints.
    Its only a chat, we ain't the world council.

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