Wednesday 11 July 2012

Minister moves to protect Clare bats

MINISTER OF State for Housing and Planning Jan O’Sullivan has used her powers to warn Clare County Council that she will intervene to protect a colony of lesser horseshoe bats hibernating in a cave near the village of Quin. In an unprecedented move, Ms O’Sullivan has served a “notice of intent” to issue a direction requiring the council to amend the South Clare Local Area Plan, adopted on June 11th, so that land adjoining Poulnagordon Cave would remain in agricultural use.

Read the article @ The Irish Times

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