A DEVELOPER has been ordered by a judge to demolish a Stonehenge-like structure on Achill Island, Co Mayo.

Mr Justice Brian McGovern, in the High Court, ordered Joe McNamara

Builder Joe McNamara, 'The Anglo Avenger', was ordered to tear down his Achill-henge structure by the High Court. The High Court ruled that the building, which is described as an ornamental garden, is in breach of planning laws

Builder Joe McNamara, 'The Anglo Avenger', was ordered to tear down his Achill-henge structure by the High Court. The High Court ruled that the building, which is described as an ornamental garden, is in breach of planning laws

(41), with addresses at Achill Island, Co Mayo and Salthill, Co Galway, to restore the site to its original state if An Bord Pleanala finds that it is not an exempted development.

The orders had been sought by Mayo County Council, which says the structure is an unauthorised development. It consists of a ring with 30 large columns, with tapping stones placed on top.

Mr McNamara had applied to An Bord Pleanala to have the structure deemed an exempted development.

The judge agreed toput a stay on his order until An Bord Pleanala has made its decision.

Mr McNamara was dubbed the ‘Anglo Avenger’ when he hit the headlines last year after driving a cement lorry emblazoned with the words “Anglo” and “toxic bank” to the gates of Leinster House.

Link: Irish Independent: http://www.independent.ie

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