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 […]

Visit An OPW Heritage Site For Free

The Office of Public Works is pleased to announce that on the first Wednesday of every month all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue to offer FREE ADMISSION to individuals wishing to visit the following sites for the duration of their season! A full list of participating sites can be found on www.heritageireland.ie. Cahir Castle […]

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 […]

Tourism Development For Holy Island On Lough Derg

Clare County Council has confirmed it is seeking tenders from professional experts to produce an implementation strategy for visitor management and sustainable tourism development on Holy Island.   Earlier this month, the Local Authority acquired 41 acres on the island which, together with the 2 acres already in the ownership of the Office of Public […]

Improvements to Opening Hours and Promotion of Cahir Abbey Following Brian Hayes’s Visit

South Tipperary T.D. Tom Hayes has welcomed a number of improvements to the access to and promotion of Cahir Abbey as a result of Brian Hayes T.D.’s visit to the Abbey. “As Minister of State in the Department of Finance, Brian Hayes T.D. is also Minister with Responsibility for the O.P.W. and I was very […]