Farmers vent fury over bypass issues with N11 protest
Cars lined the roadside from early morning on the N11 near Scarawalsh on Friday as members of Wexford IFA gathered to stage a protest against those behind the M11 bypass project. Workers looking to gain access to the offices of BAM Dragados, the contractors behind the project, just off the main road were forced to find an alternative route as they were greeted with the site of a huge John Deere tractor and trailer barring all access to the site. When a gate was opened up further down the road, the farmers blocked this one with vehicles as well in a bid to force some kind of resolution. Tensions were running high at the site before the IFA opted to call a halt to the protest 'on health and safety grounds' at around 3.30 p.m.