Irish Times journalist says An Taisce entitled to seek judicial review on N86

An Taisce is within its rights in not providing a public explanation for its reason to seek a judicial review of a proposed road realignment in west Kerry.N86 That’s according to the Environment Editor of The Irish Times, Frank McDonald who says that Kerry County Council was playing ‘ducks and drakes’ with the proposed upgrading of the N86 Tralee to Dingle road. An Taisce has faced criticism for seeking a judicial review of the proposed upgrading of the road following its approval by An Bord Pleanála. It has also been criticised for not explaining their opposition to the current plans. Frank McDonald says the heritage body is fully entitled not to comment publicly on the matter at present: AUDIO: frankie.wav [audio_player src=””] Meanwhile, a campaigner for improvements to the N86 says that scenery will not be compromised by the upgrading of the road near Annascaul. Brigid O’Connor from Camp says that access to west Kerry is pivotal from a tourism and economic point of view. She says the natural beauty and scenery of the Dingle Peninsula will not be impacted by the proposed realignment of the N86: AUDIO: brigid.wav [audio_player src=””]