Friends of the Irish Environment have welcomed the Order of the High Court against Leitrim County Council's road building in a European nature conservation site. CLEAN (the Cavan Leitrim Environmental Awareness Network) have stopped an unauthorised road building over Boleybrack Mountain, an upland plateau north of Lough Allen in County Leitrim.

The success of a voluntary local environmental group in protecting this area from development highlights the failure of the National Parks and Wildlife Service to perform its statutory function. Ireland current faces 33 court proceedings in the European Court of Justice for environmental failings. 13 of these have been returned to the Court seeking daily fines, 4 more than when the current Minister for the Environment took office. Press Release.

 


 

 

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