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Report from Rathlugh

category meath | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Saturday March 22, 2008 17:02author by Paula Geraghtyauthor email mspgeraghty at yahoo dot ie Report this post to the editors

"I saw the worst destruction, all in the name of construction" Squeek on Thursday's activities by the in the name of the NRA.

Listen to the full interview on the down loadable mp3 file, exactly 4 minutes long.
This is the unstable esker material people keep refering to.
This is the unstable esker material people keep refering to.

Friday morning was brusque and cold. Indymedia had seen a rage of reports from first hand accounts about the ensuing madness which happened last Thursday along the route of the proposed M3 when Garda intimidation reached new heights by having 3 vans (when only 10 protesters were present) and were searching the camp for anything incriminating to tar residents there further in the meejia (more in Sqeek's interview).

It was quieter the following day. I was there before most were up.The police presence kept to a minimum and an eclectic mix of contract workers, quite obviously wishing they were somewhere else by their attire of face masks. Friday saw contractors dismantling and discarding a temporary fence over the rather rusty new fence, leaving some parts of the esker on non NRA land rather dangerous. Work on the route was relentless, the constant sound of machinery droning on oppressed the ears. There must be a bonus to get things 'sorted' by the weekend.

Road works were happening on the road from the N3 to the site entrace. Those small country roadsides had been mashed up by the heavy machinery and now the edges were being filled in with hardcore.

The interview with Squeek/Lisa Feeney tells it's own tale. You can make up your own mind.

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Related Link: http://www.indymedia.ie/article/86756

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Rathlugh woods, so beautiful.
Rathlugh woods, so beautiful.

At a camp fire
At a camp fire

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Consolation
Consolation

Squeek
Squeek

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 #   Title   Author   Date 
   RTE Radio 1 Interview with Squeek - 19th March 2008     KOM    Sat Mar 22, 2008 17:51 
   Interview with professor George Eogan on Rath Lugh national monument, Hill of Tara.     TaraWatch    Sun Mar 23, 2008 00:03 
   Interview at Rath Lugh     And what about    Sun Mar 23, 2008 16:11 
   Compare their qualifications with Gormley's underqualified 'yes man' advisor     none    Mon Mar 24, 2008 21:15 
   Interview     TaraTaraTara    Tue Mar 25, 2008 16:46 
   Eoghan was always against the route     none    Tue Mar 25, 2008 19:08 
   Prof Eogan against M3 route     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Wed Mar 26, 2008 00:09 
   And more information     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Wed Mar 26, 2008 00:34 
   more information     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Wed Mar 26, 2008 00:36 
 10   More information again     Muireann Ni Bhrolchain    Wed Mar 26, 2008 00:40 
 11   To none etc.     TaraTaraTara    Wed Mar 26, 2008 17:50 


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