PHOTOS: Thousands Take To Dublin Streets To Protest Against Wind Turbines and Pylons 5 years ago

PHOTOS: Thousands Take To Dublin Streets To Protest Against Wind Turbines and Pylons

Thousands of protesters marched through Dublin City today in protest against the erection of wind turbines and pylons in Ireland.

The demonstration was organised by umbrella group Wind Aware Ireland and saw several action groups from around the country march from Parnell Square to Leinster House from 11am in opposition to the lack of consultation on the Government's wind energy policy. Motorists are warned to expect delays while the protest moves through the city.

The organisation has not been appeased by Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte’s announcement that a wind energy export deal to Britain is off the table for the foreseeable future, saying that the sentiment remained within the current government.

"The minister’s recent announcement is not reassuring to Wind Aware Ireland given the fact that a strong ideological sentiment exists within government for wind energy with a limited evidence base as to its efficacy. Wind Aware Ireland believe real and meaningful solutions must be found."