Campaign group calls for scrapping of A5 dual carriageway plan

Campaigners opposed to the building of the new A5 dual carriageway begun a five day camp outside Strabane.

They're using the Climate Camp 2010 event at Victoria Bridge to protest at the proposed new 86 kilometre stretch of road, which will run from Derry to Aughnacloy. The road, which is also the main route between North Donegal and Dublin, will be partly funded by the irish government.

The protestors say increased emissions on the dual carriageway will further contribute to climate change.

Speaking on the Shaun Doherty Show with Greg Hughes today, spokesperson Molly Walshe said she believes a rail link would be a better and more sustainable alternative...........

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