Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway. September 14th-17th

The 10th Shorelines Arts Festival takes place 14th-17th September in Portumna, Co. Galway. The four-day festival has developed into a premier boutique festival on the shores of Lough Derg & the River Shannon. It’s a true community project with an extensive programme of literature, drama, art, music, film, workshops, as well as a schools arts […]

Abstraction at Parteen Basin emerging as preferred option for new major water source for the Eastern and Midlands regions

Abstraction at Parteen Basin has least environmental impact of the four options under consideration 10 week period of public consultation on the ‘Preliminary Options Appraisal Report’ now underway Irish Water has today published a report that identifies the ‘Emerging Preferred Option’ for developing a new source of drinking water supply for the Eastern and Midlands […]

New Action Plan For Mid West Waterways

The Mid West Regional Authority (MWRA) has been allocated €192,000 under an EU-funded programme to promote the environmental protection and economic development of the Mid West Region’s principal waterways, including Lough Derg, the West Clare coastline, the River Shannon and the Shannon Estuary.   The Authority has been tasked with developing a regional policy tool […]

Dublin City Council’s Shannon Water Abstraction Project – The Facts

On 31 May 2006, Dublin City Council produced a Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Greater Dublin Water Supply (Major Source Development). The City Council’s consultants (RPS) recommended water abstraction on a huge, unsustainable scale (600 million litres per day) from the River Shannon as the chosen option, despite identifying almost 60 adverse effects on the […]

Beware Bord na Móna and Dublin City Council bearing gifts – River Shannon Protection Alliance

Bord na Móna recently addressed the Oireachtas environment, transport, culture and Gaeltacht committee. The next day they bussed some of its members with media in attendance for a day out in the beautiful Midland bogs. They were taking advantage of slow news in the silly season to publicise and promote Dublin City Council’s scheme to […]