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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

"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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