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TD calls for no costs against Carrickminders

8 September, 2004

Following this afternoon's decision in the High Court to reject the application of those citizens concerned with the destruction of part of the historical Carrickmines Castle Sinn Fein TD Aengus O Snodaigh called for costs not to be awarded against them as they took the case in the interests of Irish history, heritage and archaeology.

Deputy O Snodaigh said, "The Heritage Council has previously stated that 10 per cent of our historical sites were destroyed between 1991 and 2001, it seems as if that trend is continuing. We need more protections for our historical monuments.

"The whole Carrickmines saga could have been avoided if the junction was redesigned as was the next junction along, and if the question of ownership of Jackson Way was exposed fully." ENDS

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