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Motorway opponents protest against felling of Tara trees (Ireland)

Motorway opponents protest against felling of Tara trees

10:28 Wednesday January 3rd 2007

Opponents of the new M3 motorway in Co Meath have mounted a demonstration in the Tara-Skryne valley today to protest at the felling of trees along the route of the proposed road.

The protestors are accusing the National Roads Authority of tearing down mature trees at several sites on the route, including the historic Rath Lugh area.

The National Roads Authority has defended the work, saying it is part of normal preparations for the motorway project.

The authority also says it is currently the best time of year to carry out the work without disturbing the local wildlife

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See also:

Irish Times: Protesters bring temporary halt to work on new M3 motorway 4 Jan
Irish Independent: Tara protesters disrupt work on M3 4 Jan
Irish News: M-way protestors vow to save Tara heritage site 4 Jan
Irish Times: Call for an end to clearing of trees near Tara 6 Jan

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Posted by otuathail3
7th January 2007ce
Edited 7th January 2007ce

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