Life in Ireland just
gets more and more absurd and bizarre as the days go by.
Today we heard that the Mid-Western
Health Board objected to a new McDonald's outlet planned for
Ennis, “citing concerns about the
possible effects on children’s health”.
Now, let’s just
get one thing straight here! People
choose to eat in McDonald’s and people choose to start smoking or go or not to
go to smoky pubs. I choose not to bring
my children to McDonald’s and I choose not to smoke and go to smoke-filled
pubs. HOWEVER, what I really would like
is to have some control over the air that I and my family breathe and the air
that my organic vegetables grow on.
Unfortunately, we in the Cork
Harbour area seem to be
doomed by the double standards and hypocrisy of the politicians of this
country. We and our children will, if
this incinerator goes ahead, be subject to dirt, dust and poisons. My age group will probably not suffer from
the consequences of incinerator poison until another twenty years or so but
what are we leaving behind for our children?
Why are we having children if we are being careless to the extreme with
what nature is providing for us to be healthy?
thing is that we are in the jurisdiction of the Minister for Health AND
CHILDREN!!! Neither he NOR the Southern
Health Board have ever said a word against incineration. Dieticians in the
McDonald's case state that "Whatever the short-term financial
benefits might be, we cannot put a price on our children's
It is an
absolute appalling, disgusting, hypocritical situation!.