Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Legal developments at Tara

From the Evening Echo

Activists fighting to save the Hill of Tara today launched fresh High Court action to stop the construction of the controversial M3 motorway through the ancient site.

The new case is being taken by Limerick resident Gordon Lucas, who is seeking to enforce EU environmental impact assessment directives and the European Convention on Human Rights.

The computer programming student is seeking an injunction and a declaration that the National Monuments Act 2004 is in breach of EU law.

Campaign group Tarawatch said the case against the Minister for Environment John Gormley is being taken as a last resort after the Government opted not to perform a new environmental impact assessment on the proposed demolition of the Lismullin national monument.

It hopes the High Court fight will protect the 2,000 year-old ruins discovered at Lismullin, near the Hill of Tara, which has been earmarked for demolition.

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