IFA Welcomes Commencement Of Shannon Maintenance Work

IFA Flood Project Chairman Padraic Joyce has welcomed the commencement of maintenance work on the River Shannon, and called for a continuous programme that will help address the ongoing problems of summer flooding and mitigate flooding in winter.   At a meeting with OPW Minister, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran yesterday, Padraic Joyce acknowledged that after many […]

Public Consultation On Draft Holy Island Development Plan

Tourism and community representatives are being invited to a public consultation event being held in relation to the Draft Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg.   Clare County Council will facilitate the event, the third such consultation to take place on the proposed plan, atMountshannon Community […]

EU Habitats Directive Must Not Be A Barrier To Action On Flooding

IFA Flood Project Chairman Tom Turley has said the Government must not allow the EU Habitats Directive to be a barrier to remedial works urgently required on many of our river systems.   Speaking in advance of today’s Dáil debate, at which IFA will be present, Tom Turley welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s commitment that a […]