Dublin City Council publishes the Adopted Plan and Environmental Statement for New Water Source Project

Dublin City Council has published the Adopted Plan and Environmental Statement on the proposed Water Supply Project recommending the abstraction of raw water from Lough Derg (River Shannon) with storage in a proposed new eco-park at the Bord na Mona owned Garryhinch cut-away Bog near Portarlington, Co. Laois. The water will be treated at Garryhinch […]

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 […]

Meeting Called Over Lough Derg Water Extraction Plan

The River Shannon Protection Alliance (RSPA) has called a public meeting for 8pm on Thursday April 28 at the Lough Derg Yacht Club in Dromineer to launch a local branch, alongside branches in Limerick and Athlone, to oppose plans to pump water from the Shannon for use in Dublin. Consultants RPS and Veolia recommended in […]