State of our roads

I agree with UCD’s Professor Eugene O’Brien (Letters, 07/01/07) that David McWilliams’ article on the state of our roads misses the point.

13th January, 2007

I agree with UCD’s Professor Eugene O’Brien (Letters, 07/01/07) that David McWilliams’ article on the state of our roads misses the point.

But I also think that Professor O’Brien misses the point.

The professor insists that road investment delivers value for money. After seven years of national development planning, however, there appears to be no assessment, anywhere, to substantiate the value for money assertions in our practice of infrastructure...

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