The government’s new election manifesto construction strategy has just been published and can be downloaded here. I wouldn’t bother, though: there’s nothing in it about the Clones Sheugh and it’s written in the sort of turgid prose that won’t fry your brain: it will instead submerge your brain in a slurry pit and hold it under, providing a slow, choking, unpleasant death.
Anyway, the doughty Rob Kitchin has waded through it on our behalf and gives his conclusions here. I don’t share his enthusiasm for National Spatial Strategies and National Development Plans, but I have some sympathy for him when he says
I would have preferred something a bit more holistic, rather than trying to frame a whole bunch of stuff as a coordinated plan.
Michael Hennigan uses the B word.
We should be grateful, the €30m given to redevelop Pairc ui Chaoimh could have been given to “restore” the Ulster Canal.