Council to hold emergency meeting over Kilkenny bridge

Monday 21 July 2014 17.23
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Protesters outside the council meeting in Kilkenny
Protesters outside the council meeting in Kilkenny
Protesters say the scheme will damage Kilkenny's medieval heritage
Protesters say the scheme will damage Kilkenny's medieval heritage

Members of a group opposed to the Central Access Scheme in Kilkenny city addressed the monthly meeting of Kilkenny County Council this afternoon and described a proposed new bridge and road as a "horrific plan".

Protesters gathered outside the county hall, where the meeting was held, to show their opposition to the scheme, which includes a new bridge and road for the city.

Following an adjournment of the meeting, Council Chairman Pat Millea (Fianna Fáil) said the council would hold an emergency meeting tomorrow at 3pm to discuss An Bord Pleanála's decision to grant approval for the city's northern ring road extension having regard for today's deputation.

Campaigners have been involved in a 24-hour protest at the site of the multi-million euro Central Access Scheme for over two weeks.