Trim Castle planning mystery

I like Fintan O’Toole’s clever use of language in last week’s Irish Times. Regarding the rather strange behaviour of the council in Trim, O’Toole noted:

There is no suggestion of anything underhand in all of this. What is clear, however, is that a mind-boggling decision to put a large, ugly hotel right beside a major national monument was taken in a way that lacked both transparency and democratic accountability.

Very diplomatic.