Wednesday, May 10, 2006

It's not from us either

Irish Times (subs. req'd): A Co Wexford man whose land is the proposed site for a controversial quarry has received a menacing letter from a P O'Neill - a name used in statements from the Provisional IRA.

Hudson Concrete Ltd is seeking planning permission from Wexford County Council for a rock quarry on a 42-acre site at Ballythomas Hill near Gorey. The land is owned by John Stanley. However, the company has agreed to buy it if their planning application is successful.

Local residents campaigning against the quarry have made numerous objections to the county council. Mr Stanley has received a warning letter purporting to be from the IRA. The letter is a one-page note with the words "Warning" and "Public Enemy No 1" cut from newspapers, pasted on it.

The name "O'Neill P" is printed on the end of the page. GardaĆ­ are investigating the matter but declined to say whether they believe the threat to be serious.

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