It seems, given the huge response to our story yesterday, that Lidl things really do mean a lot to the people of Dunboyne.
Many posters on social media pledged to sit beside Sean Henry when the bulldozers move in and certainly there appears to be a general consensus that the green is an area of the village that must remain untouched.
The problem for the protestors is that unless there is a political as well as public will to back them they may be doomed to fail.
In that regard it is important for those who oppose any plans to realise that we now sit at the mid point between local elections, it is two and a half years since the last one and two and a half years until the next one.
Therefore the store could be built and all works associated with it completed long before any objectors exercise their right to vote again, and don’t think politicians don’t know that.
Perhaps the most suitable comparable fight, and it was lost, was that of Laytown residents who attempted to stop the other German giant, Aldi, building a supermarket in their area, that battle even went to the high court in 2018, now four years on it is long open for business and not a murmur of disquiet is heard.
The point being made is Sean Henry is right, it is a case of speak now or forever hold your peace.
Meath Live has sent the following four questions to Lidl and to be fair they have promised us a swift response.