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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Thomas Reid's story has been retold in a new feature documentary by Feargal Ward called 'The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid'

Thomas Reid's story has been retold in a new feature documentary by Feargal Ward called 'The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid'

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The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid

Last year a documentary about a Kildare farmer's epic six-year battle to save his farm from a compulsory purchase order was widely regarded by Irish critics as one of the best films of the year.

The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid (airing on RTE One tonight at 9.35pm) tells the compelling David v Goliath tale of the determined bachelor farmer who fought his way to the High Court to save his farm.

Reid was devastated when Kildare Co Council informed him in 2011 that his farm had been rezoned commercial and that he would have to sell up. The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) planned to buy Reid's land following a compulsory purchase order (CPO).


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