only the Carrickmines interchange is the problem, not the road itself.
yep Andrew, thats the way I heard it too. As far as I know, they are going to press ahead with the motorway without the carrickmines interchange, so that it will be completed and open to traffic "on time" ...
the plan is to build the carrickmines interchange at a later date, which can be done without causing distruption, as with the recently completed cellbridge interchange on the N4.
think i heard all that on the radio yesterday morning whilst semi-asleep :-)