Irish Water suspends drilling operations in Lough Foyle

first_img Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleEvery college hikes student accommodation feesNext articleBeef farmers to continue to hold protests across the country today News Highland Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – August 7, 2019 Irish Water has suspended drilling operations in Lough Foyle following contact from the Loughs Agency’s Director of Conservation and Protection.In a letter to Enda Craig of the Campaign for a Clean Estuary, John Mc Cartney confirms he raised concerns about Oyster breeding in July and August on the Foyle and the potential for impact from drilling operations.He also highlighted that concerns had been raised by political representatives, fishermen and others on issues with this operation.He says Irish Water have assured him that the drilling operation will be suspended until they have had an opportunity to evaluate concerns raised.The drilling is being done as part of a geophysical survey ahead of a planning application for the Moville Greencastle Sewerage Scheme.Enda Craig says it’s a timely intervention, particularly as its the first time local fishermen have become involved in the debate:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Irish Water suspends drilling operations in Lough Foyle Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction last_img read more