1,000 march against pylons and wind turbines in the capital

About one thousand protesters are marching in Dublin to voice their opposition to pylons and wind turbines.

Organisers have said the Government’s energy strategy is devastating their communities, with a major impact on farming and tourism.

Earlier this week, organisers estimated that upwards of six thousand demonstrators would take part in this protest against plans for wind turbines and electricity pylons in the midlands and west.

That figure appears to be closer to a thousand, with 10 counties represented by dozens of groups.

They have turned out despite Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte’s announcement that a wind energy export plan to Britain was being scrapped.

They added the Government’s energy strategy is being pushed ahead with little concern for rural and farming communities.

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