07 Nov 2016
CONCERNS OF ALL LANDOWNERS IMPACTED BY PROPOSED WATER PROJECT MUST BE HEARD AND ADDRESSED – IFAEnvironment & Rural Affairs
IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney, has described proposals to pipe water from the southern part of the Shannon in County Tipperary, right across the country to south west Dublin, as “one of the most intrusive infrastructure developments to be imposed on landowners since the development of the motorway roads network over a decade ago.”
He said, “Farm families across the length of the project have attended IFA branch meetings and county executives and have rightly highlighted their concerns regarding the scale of the project and the impact it may have on their farm businesses.”
IFA has met with Ervia, which is developing the project, in recent days and has insisted that farmer concerns are understood and addressed at the forthcoming landowner consultation meetings Ervia is organising throughout the month of November.