Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
NPR’s Marketplace has a segment about the protests. They take a rather patronizing approach to the story, opening with neo-druids casting spells against the road in the name of the White Mare Goddess, and there’s no mention of the EU’s lawsuit against the Irish government, but there is a money quote from the National Road Authority’s Mary Deevy:
Mary Deevy: Although it’s a national monument, that doesn’t mean it’s . . . no one can ever do any research or excavation or work on it.
Beard: Or build a road on top of it?
Deevy: Yes, and in this instance, or build a road on it, yes.