A large tree-cutting crew entered the woods in the tara-Skyrne valley to begin removing trees along the proposed pathway of the M3 motorway at a rapid rate, close to where a defensive camp is set up.
Amid demonstrations and a heavy police presence, a member of the tree-cutting crew received serious injuries from a falling tree on Tuesday. Demonstrators played no direct part in the accident, although it appeared health and safety regulations went unheeded by the tree-fellers.
Repeated pleas by campaigners for third party intervention and mediation in this escalating situation have been ignored over the last week. Demonstrators hope that such a process will begin immediately, before work resumes.
Meanwhile, supporters of the campaign are being asked to sign the online ‘National Monument of Ireland’ petition, below.
The petition can be signed at https://www.petitiononline.com/hilltara/petition-sign.html
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