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Reilly welcomes halt to work on M3 after dicovery of massive pre-historic site

1 May, 2007

Meath West Sinn Féin election candidate Councillor Joe Reilly has welcomed the order to stop work on the M3 Motorway this evening after a massive pre-historic site was discovered at Lismullen beside the Hill of Tara.

Councillor Reilly said, "Sinn Féin has being saying for a long time now that Tara and its surrounding hinterland are of huge significance in terms of Ireland's history and heritage. Today's discovery, of an archaeological site the size of three football fields, proves the significance of this site.

"I welcome the Minister's order to stop work on the motorway that would have destroyed this hugely important piece of Irish heritage. There is a viable alternative route for the motorway that has been proposed by Sinn Féin. The Minister must now take this route into consideration." ENDS

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