Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Midlands bog 'ideal location' for Dublin water supply reservoir

A BOG on the Laois-Offaly border is “an ideal location” for a proposed eco-park and reservoir, a member of the Oireachtas Committee on the Environment said yesterday.

Labour TD Kevin Humphreys was speaking after visiting the proposed site of the €560 million project with other committee members.

The committee was briefed by Bord na Móna on plans to build a reservoir in Co Offaly to supply drinking water from Lough Derg, on the river Shannon, to Dublin.

Committee members asked questions about the viability and environmental sustainability of the project.

The TDs visited the site of the proposed water storage reservoir at Garryhinch on the Laois-Offaly border, and toured amenity lakes and parkland already developed by Bord na Móna at Lough Boora Parklands, Co Offaly. The delegation was led by committee chairman and Labour TD Ciaran Lynch, along with committee deputies James Bannon (Fine Gael), Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (Fine Gael), Kevin Humphreys (Labour) and Brian Stanley (Sinn Féin).

“I believe it is an ideal location for a reservoir to provide water to Dublin for the next 70 years. Bord na Móna clearly has a well-researched plan that should be brought into the planning process as soon as possible to address the lack of a strategic reserve of water for the Dublin region,” Mr Humphreys said.

The project is opposed by some members of the committee, including Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Timmy Dooley, who has described it as “daft and entirely uneconomical”.

Irish Times

www.buckplanning.ie

1 comment:

Dr Purva Pius said...

Hello Everybody,
My name is Mrs Sharon Sim. I live in Singapore and i am a happy woman today? and i told my self that any lender that rescue my family from our poor situation, i will refer any person that is looking for loan to him, he gave me happiness to me and my family, i was in need of a loan of S$250,000.00 to start my life all over as i am a single mother with 3 kids I met this honest and GOD fearing man loan lender that help me with a loan of S$250,000.00 SG. Dollar, he is a GOD fearing man, if you are in need of loan and you will pay back the loan please contact him tell him that is Mrs Sharon, that refer you to him. contact Dr Purva Pius,via email:(urgentloan22@gmail.com) Thank you.

BORROWERS APPLICATION DETAILS


1. Name Of Applicant in Full:……..
2. Telephone Numbers:……….
3. Address and Location:…….
4. Amount in request………..
5. Repayment Period:………..
6. Purpose Of Loan………….
7. country…………………
8. phone…………………..
9. occupation………………
10.age/sex…………………
11.Monthly Income…………..
12.Email……………..

Regards.
Managements
Email Kindly Contact: urgentloan22@gmail.com