Day to Day Diary

In a brave decision, the planning Appeals Board finds against the proposed Mayo Gas Terminal. INDEX. The excavated peat repository would have a ' high probability of failure' and posed an 'unacceptable risk'. The decision is so serious a blow to the industry and Government that it is hard to see how changes in the law will not follow, eliminating the rights of objectors.


In a brave decision, the planning Appeals Board finds against the proposed Mayo Gas Terminal. INDEX. The excavated peat repository would have a ' high probability of failure' and posed an 'unacceptable risk'. The decision is so serious a blow to the industry and Government that it is hard to see how changes in the law will not follow, eliminating the rights of objectors.

In the week of the agm of Coillte Teo, the State Forestry Board, FIE calls on the Company to return windfall sales profits from land sales back into sustainable forestry. PRESS RELEASE.
In the week of the agm of Coillte Teo, the State Forestry Board, FIE calls on the Company to return windfall sales profits from land sales back into sustainable forestry. PRESS RELEASE.
As construction is halted at work on one Lough Ree Marina, Roscommon County Council tries to use a loophole in the planning regulations to permit a new marina at the other end of Lough Ree without normal planning permission, eliminating our right to appeal a decision that they will make as 'judge in their own court.'
Read our objection ,
our letter to the Appeals Board

and the Irish Times excellent coverage of our work.

As construction is halted at work on one Lough Ree Marina, Roscommon County Council tries to use a loophole in the planning regulations to permit a new marina at the other end of Lough Ree without normal planning permission, eliminating our right to appeal a decision that they will make as 'judge in their own court.'
Read our objection ,
our letter to the Appeals Board

and the Irish Times excellent coverage of our work.
in Kenmare, County Kerry - but pleases many residents of the town - by quoting from the newly published 'The Traveler's Guide to Sacred Sites in Ireland' which suggests that one of Ireland's finest stone circles has been turned into a 'feature garden', calling it 'like seeing an elephant in a tutu - I'd rather not'. The owners, having lost an appeal against Kerry County's Council's grant of three bungalows around the circle which is in the town itself, have closed off the traditional right of way. They are now proceeding to charge for entrance, having surrounded the circle with garden leylandii which are blocking the view of those who do not pay.
Read our letter to the authorities -
and the Irish Times coverage today.
in Kenmare, County Kerry - but pleases many residents of the town - by quoting from the newly published 'The Traveler's Guide to Sacred Sites in Ireland' which suggests that one of Ireland's finest stone circles has been turned into a 'feature garden', calling it 'like seeing an elephant in a tutu - I'd rather not'. The owners, having lost an appeal against Kerry County's Council's grant of three bungalows around the circle which is in the town itself, have closed off the traditional right of way. They are now proceeding to charge for entrance, having surrounded the circle with garden leylandii which are blocking the view of those who do not pay.
Read our letter to the authorities -
and the Irish Times coverage today.
As the Oireachtas begins to debate the proposed new restrictions to the Freedom of Information Act, FIE lodges a complaint with the EU that the new up front fee for a request is an infringement of the EU Directive on Access to Information on the Environment. Read our Complaint to EU and our Press Release - not covered by any of the Irish papers.
As the Oireachtas begins to debate the proposed new restrictions to the Freedom of Information Act, FIE lodges a complaint with the EU that the new up front fee for a request is an infringement of the EU Directive on Access to Information on the Environment. Read our Complaint to EU and our Press Release - not covered by any of the Irish papers.