Campaigners against a proposed plastics factory in Skibbereen have hailed a High Court ruling that the issue be returned to An Bord Pleanála for consideration and a possible Natura Impact Statement.
THE row about kelp harvesting proposals simmering around West Cork is rooted in one simple fact: The public does not trust regulatory authorities to do the right thing, to protect the common good or the environment in the face of proposals for commercial development.
BioAtlantis is licenced to mechanically harvest kelp around the Bantry Bay area. However, despite the fiscal and employment potential and despite assurances from the company, considerable local concern remains about the impact on wildlife, livelihoods and the environment, writes
IT is difficult to imagine that the after-dinner, residents’ lounge conversation among any group involved in how our seas’ resources are managed, exploited or shared would be a cheery, celebratory affair.