ANGER and surprise were expressed by local representatives and community leaders yesterday as they learnt that an army camp in
The Department of Justice has admitted that itâ€™s looking at the 1,200-acre Kilworth Camp, near Fermoy, for a new 500-cell prison having faced stiff opposition to locate it on
â€œI was stunned to hear this could happen without there being any consultation. I donâ€™t think itâ€™s appropriate for the area and Iâ€™m opposed to it,â€ Cllr Aileen Pyne said.
Cllr Frank Oâ€™Flynn said he was very surprised and annoyed that as a member of the Fianna FÃ¡il National Executive heâ€™d hadnâ€™t been informed of the move.
Cllr Liam Oâ€™Doherty said he was â€œvery angryâ€ at the way the information came out, especially as the Kilworth and Araglin communities were currently locked in a battle with Valeco, which want to build a â‚¬75 million anaerobic waste digester just a stoneâ€™s throw from proposed prison.
Deputy Paul Bradford said heâ€™d had a brief discussion with Minister for Justice Michael McDowell whoâ€™s admitted that his officials were examining the Kilworth site.
â€œIt is being investigated, no more no less. The question of
However, the news has been warmly welcomed by Cobh Tourism chairman, Michael Martin,