Weekly news from around the 32 counties of Ireland
(Source: The Down Democrat)
A plan for a massive car park to cater for O2 Arena concert goers has been shelved. An application for the 800-space car park on East Wall Road was deemed withdrawn after a request by Dublin City Council for additional information was not fulfilled. City planners said it was not possible to determine "if satisfactory drainage can be provided for this development" due to the lack of information. The council's roads section also raised concerns, saying it wanted only one access point from East Wall Road. Parkrite, which carries out clamping in Dublin city on behalf of the council, had applied for a temporary car park "to facilitate events in conjunction with the O2 Arena". Senator Paschal Donohoe (FG) and councilors Emer Costello (Lab) and Christy Burke (Ind) objected because the plan would have led to an more traffic in the area.
(Source: The Evening Herald)
Farmers in Fermanagh are anxiously casting their eyes heavenwards for two reasons, scanning for sunshine and praying to the man above for his intervention in stopping the continuous rainfall which has forced many of them to bring their animals in off the fields to prevent 'poaching'. This is the agriculture term to describe livestock ploughing through rain-soaked grassland to get to a dry area. According to a now retired DARD official, farmers are suffering big time: "No doubt about it. The weather conditions are absolutely atrocious for livestock farmers. And, people who are looking to make fodder are already starting to feed their animals, if you like, fodder which was supposedly for the Winter feeding."
(Source: The Fermanagh Herald)
A building purchased by the HSE West for almost half a million euro has been lying empty for almost nine years, while the cash strapped organization continue to rent properties across the city. The house in question is located at No 1, Mass Path in Newcastle and was bought by the health organization in December 2000 for €402,500. However, the building has lain idle ever since, while the health service continues to shell out millions in rent for up to 70 buildings in the city and country. According to Cllr Catherine Connolly, enquiries to the HSE West as to the reasoning behind the purchase of the building have been unsuccessful.
(Source: Galway Independent)
Cromane fishermen and their boats where detained by the Irish Navy in Castlemaine Harbor on Tuesday last for illegally dredging mussels in an area where their people have fished for generations. The navy moved in under instructions from the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority as the rich mussel seedbeds of Castlemaine Harbor have again been closed to local fishermen under EU Wildlife Directives. A similar order was imposed by the government last year with the result that the Cromane mussel fishery could not be re-seeded. With the stock of fully grown mussels in the harbor now running low, failure to re-seed the mussel beds this year could lead to the collapse of the fishery, which generates over €3 million annually for the local economy and supports up to 50 families in the area.
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