Sunday September 20, 2020

A sympathetic ear for frustrated commuters

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness was keeping her ear to the ground as she knocked on doors in Co Meath last week with by-election candidate Shane McEntee.

5th March, 2005

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness was keeping her ear to the ground as she knocked on doors in Co Meath last week with by-election candidate Shane McEntee.

There was no shortage of sympathetic nods and clucking noises from McEntee and McGuinness as disillusioned Dubliners bemoaned their lot in the rapidly-expanding commuter villages of Meath.

Cheaper housing rather than rural idyll had brought many of them to the commuter towns and villages, but the reality of...

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