Virtually No Roads Treated - a Damned Disgrace!

Aindriu

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Not even 12 months on from the last cold spell - and despite assurances from the RSA that we have enough salt this time - virtually no roads have been treated over the weekend or overnight. The N11 is a death trap at the moment as are many other National roads.

At least I can logon and work from home to a degree. What about all those without those options? No doubt they will either lose a day's pay or a day's holiday and possibly even face discip;inary action.

There is absolutely no excuse for this! None! Nada! :mad:
 


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Not even 12 months on from the last cold spell - and despite assurances from the RSA that we have enough salt this time - virtually no roads have been treated over the weekend or overnight. The N11 is a death trap at the moment as are many other National roads.

At least I can logon and work from home to a degree. What about all those without those options? No doubt they will either lose a day's pay or a day's holiday and possibly even face discip;inary action.

There is absolutely no excuse for this! None! Nada! :mad:
Credit where its due now, Galway-Dublin has just got a 60mph train described as a "bullet train". Properly gritted roads lol, its Ireland ffs, be lucky you have roads at all.
 

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You're completely wrong. Minishtur Dempsey had a press release prepared in advance, and read it on Saturday. What more can you expect?
 

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Waterford County and City Councils don't seem to have done too badly.

Maybe it's the gombeens in your area.
 

drjimryan2

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disgrace?...i think not.....

now...not having your picture taken, as a councillor, in your local 'stately home' by a 'top' photographer, costing up to 10k.......now thats a disgrace....

thankfully, fingal county council have their priorities in order..........

no dog poopers on the beaches, no rubbish collection on the beaches, and impassable roads all over the county..........

the ten grand photos, however, look great.......

well done clare daly....great move...at least you cant be called different....from the rest....anymore...
 

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No point salting roads when snow is falling and covering it up.
 

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Now now, there is 30% more salt in storage this year apparently.

This is FF maths at work again.
30% of nothing is nothing!
The last time we hadn't enough salt was the start of this year.
This could spell is in the same year just 2 or 3 months earlier. Let's hope next year (2 months time) isn't the same.
 

Aindriu

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That's the reason you salt them. Snow is falling on Ice.
Correct, and the big blade thingys on the front of some of the gritting lorries are called........ snow PLOUGHS!
 

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The N7 is fine on the straight until you get to the Red Cow spagetti junction. Sure why would you need to grit a main road that winds this way and that, and has many lanes converging.

That would be madness.
 

Viva La Revolution!

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Plenty of money to roll out speed cameras. Not enough to buy a bit of salt.

How much would it cost to build a state facility to extract salt from seawater, or would it be feasible?
 

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Most of Dublin-Cork was OK last night. As noted above, the stretch around the Red Cow left a bit to be desired as did some of the roads in Dublin. Other than that, just a few problems between Cahir and Mitchelstown. No snow in Cork of course.
 

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Not even 12 months on from the last cold spell - and despite assurances from the RSA that we have enough salt this time - virtually no roads have been treated over the weekend or overnight. The N11 is a death trap at the moment as are many other National roads.

At least I can logon and work from home to a degree. What about all those without those options? No doubt they will either lose a day's pay or a day's holiday and possibly even face discip;inary action.

There is absolutely no excuse for this! None! Nada! :mad:
Traveled to Dublin on the N11/M11 on bus eireann from wexford town. Road was fine apart from the area around Gorey.
 

Expose the lot of them

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The footpaths around Merrion Street seem to have been cleared (have only seen this on tv), perhaps they want to avoid the embarassment of the foreign media making claims against the Corpo!
 

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Well you see it would look stupid on the Greens that they on the one hand ramp up Carbon Tax and penalise the poor and elderly for having the cheek to warm themselves while on the other Polar Bears are falling into water because of Global Warming.

In other words, as the raging advance of the frying of the planet is blatantly obvious for us to see why would our dictators buy in salt to treat roads for a redundant weather phenomena called "snow" and "frost"?
 


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