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Meeting to 'Fight the Pipe' this Saturday

Thursday, 8th December, 2016 4:43pm
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Meeting to 'Fight the Pipe' this Saturday
Meeting to 'Fight the Pipe' this Saturday

Moves to prevent Irish Water from digging up farmers’ lands to lay a pipe from Parteen on the River Shannon to Dublin will be initiated at a meeting of the Fight the Pipe group in Ashley Park, Nenagh, this Saturday at 2.30pm.

A good portion of the 170km pipe will pass through North Tipperary and Offaly, sparking action by farmers along the route who are concerned about the impact of the works on their holdings. The farmers have combined to form the Fight the Pipe group, which is urging all affected landowners and other members concerned about the scheme to turn up for Saturday’s meeting.


Fight the Pipe spokesman Liam Minehan, a farmer from Puckane, is worried about the implications for his 50 hectare enterprise, as are farmers in townlands around Nenagh, such as Kilcoleman, which is also earmarked for the route of the pipe. Mr Minehan said he is hoping for a good turn out at Saturday’s meeting, which he said will be addressed by a barrister and a tax consultant. He said farmers did not believe the “propaganda” of Irish Water and he urged that members of the legal profession attend the meeting to give their views.




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