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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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Irish Times: Protesters bring temporary halt to work on new M3 motorway
Irish Independent: Tara protesters disrupt work on M3
Irish News: M-way protestors vow to save Tara heritage site
Irish Times: Call for an end to clearing of trees near Tara
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7th January 2007ce
Edited 7th January 2007ce
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