FARMERS CONCERNS MUST BE PARAMOUNT IN SHANNON TO DUBLIN PIPELINE

15 NOVEMBER 2016

Following the publication of Irish Water’s proposed pipeline route from the Shannon to Dublin, ICSA rural development chairman Seamus Sherlock has expressed the association’s concern at the impact this proposed development will have on the farms of its members.

“We are anticipating a meeting with Ervia, the contractors for the project, in the near future where we will outline our members concerns and we will seek reassurance that every conceivable scenario that could develop during the construction has been considered and a draft plan of action to rectify such situations is in place. The proposed development will cause huge disruption and a significant economic cost to farmers.”

Concluding Mr Sherlock said “ICSA believes this development, as with most projects of this nature, could not proceed without the goodwill of the landowners affected and Ervia must do everything in its power to alleviate farmers concerns.”

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