Re: Re: Developments in Cork

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@Dieter wrote:

Why should the Board always accept the Inspector’s recommendation? Would you argue that a judge should always accept police evidence? What is the point in having a Board if they can be bullied by tabloid reporting into accepting the Inspector’s view?

Why have inspectors visit a site, see firsthand the pros and cons of granting or refusing permission only to have the decision made by “the flip of a coin” in Dublin by people who may not be able to pick Cork out on a map?
A judge has all the facts before him or her and has to be fully trained in law.
Not so with ABP whose members may be nothing more than the greyhound trainer of some Government Minister.

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