Anti-CAS group to protest council meeting

Sam Matthews

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Sam Matthews

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The campaign group calling for the completion of the ring road as a priority over the Central Access Scheme is to hold a protest at Monday’s meeting of Kilkenny County Council.

The campaign group calling for the completion of the ring road as a priority over the Central Access Scheme is to hold a protest at Monday’s meeting of Kilkenny County Council.

The group says that the new council is refusing to hold a review of the planned CAS, despite the fact that the electorate have voted in a number of new councillors who they say are against the CAS proceeding.

On Monday morning, prior to the afternoon’s county council meeting, the elected members are to attend a ‘briefing’ session with council officials on both the brewery site and the Central Access Scheme. The meeting will be closed to the public and the media.

The campaign group is calling on people who voted for anti-CAS candidates in the local elections to attend the protest at County Hall this Monday, June 23 at 2.30pm.

“We were angered and disapointed to hear the new Cathaoirleach state that ‘there was no going back’ on the decision to build the CAS at the last council meeting,” said a spokesperson.

“The people have spoken in relation to this issue – a third of the sitting councillors now do not want this road to be built but the Fianna Fail/ Fine Gael alliance is forcing it through.”