"GardaÃ ask travellers to move caravans on M1"
February 16, 2004
(15:08) GardaÃ have asked travellers to remove up to 45 caravans, parked illegally at the end of the M1 Dublin to Belfast motorway, by this afternoon.
GardaÃ said the caravans, located on a central reservation on the road near Dundalk, were causing danger both to road users and to the travellers themselves.
The caravans, housing up to 150 people, arrived in the area on Friday night, accompanied by 30 vans as well as several cars and lorries.
It is understood the travellers came from the south-west of the country to attend a wedding in the town.
Talks between the travellers and GardaÃ took place this morning. Speaking on RTÃ‰ Radio, Garda Superintendent, Pat McGee, said the gardaÃ have set a deadline for this afternoon for the removal of the caravans.
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