Historic arch railway bridge filled in with concrete

Not in Ireland (but I am genuinely surprised that CIE haven’t tried this as an excuse).

Highways England have engaged in an outrageous act of encasing an historic arch railway bridge (no longer in use for railway purposes) in concrete to “protect” it.

Thankfully, the local council have stepped in and demanded that they apply for retrospective planning permission (I hope that this is to allow the council to refuse such permission).