Driving along the M7 on my daily commute I noticed that the final Roscrea to Nenagh section was being picketed by workers. I stopped and asked what was going on, to be told that they hadn't been paid (for how long I'm not sure) and that they were picketing to prevent the 20th Dec opening.
The Main Contractor is a Joint Venture - Bowen-Somague. This is reminiscent of the last days of McNamara Builders. Is Bowen the next big contractor to fall?