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Roscommon Galway TD says potential High Court injunction over overflow pipe is beyond belief

Aug 12, 2021 16:08 By Shannonside News
Roscommon Galway TD says potential High Court injunction over overflow pipe is beyond belief Roscommon Galway TD says potential High Court injunction over overflow pipe is beyond belief
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Friends of the Irish Environment are likely to seek a high court injunction against the local authority

A Roscommon Galway TD says it is beyond belief that an environmental group could be contemplating approaching the courts to halt works that are aimed at restoring the habitats of a south Roscommon turlough.

Excessive flooding in 2015 at Lough Funshinagh and in subsequent years has led to destruction farmlands, habitats, roads and houses in the area, with many species of wildlife not returning.

Friends of the Irish Environment are likely to seek a high court injunction against the local authority to prevent the construction of an overflow pipe to bring excessive flood water to a nearby river.

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Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice who contends that if this environmental lobby group had any regard for the so-called annexes that are in designated areas they wouldn't even be thinking of going into courts.

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