Day to Day Diary

FIE appeals Cork County Council's decision to allow the construction of a 300 metre long 17 metre wide 5 metre high tidal barrage to bisect the Clonakilty Bay Special Area of Conservation. The real reason for this barrage is not flood control but a way to trap water long enough for the most avaricious of West Cork towns to hold weekend regattas. [This file links you to our analysis of the Board's decision to grant, with contradictory conditions that make development open to challenge.]
FIE appeals Cork County Council's decision to allow the construction of a 300 metre long 17 metre wide 5 metre high tidal barrage to bisect the Clonakilty Bay Special Area of Conservation. The real reason for this barrage is not flood control but a way to trap water long enough for the most avaricious of West Cork towns to hold weekend regattas. [This file links you to our analysis of the Board's decision to grant, with contradictory conditions that make development open to challenge.]
Having had no positive reply to our requests to the Ministers involved to publish a Report that shows the disasterous results of the current national policy, we publish it ourselves.


Subsequently, the Government placed the Report on its website.

Timber Industry Group Report

See also our comprehensive summary of the report in the Forest Network Newsletter. FNN 84

This includes the story from FOI material about how the IFA had the report buried, afraid farmers would lose confidence in the current conifer planting policy.
As the new Drinking Water Report for Ireland from the EPA confirms continuing water quality contamination, FIE calls for protection of water at source, not more "end of pipe" chemical solutions.

Press Release
As the new Drinking Water Report for Ireland from the EPA confirms continuing water quality contamination, FIE calls for protection of water at source, not more "end of pipe" chemical solutions.

Press Release