Tuesday March 31, 2020

CPOs: what cost the greater good?

Compulsory purchase orders strike fear into the hearts of homeowners, but officials argue they offer a fair price for the benefit of many

7th June, 2015
Luas works on Dawson Street in Dublin: CPOs were used in the process of building the tram lines. Picture: Feargal Ward

Florence Geraghty built her house in Newcastle, Co Galway 30 years ago with the intention of seeing out her days there. Three weeks ago she received a letter from Galway County Council which threatens to see her home razed to the ground and replaced by freshly laid tarmac.

“We’re writing to inform you as a property owner that the emerging preferred route corridor has been developed as part of the N6 Galway Transport Project and your...

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