A row between neighbours over water run-off from a boreen on the Beara peninsula has resulted in both men being found guilty of assault and bound to the peace on sums reaching €30,000.
Gardaí in Bantry are investigating an incident in which an elderly lady was pressured into buying 12 chainsaws, 11 generators, seven power washers and assorted tools from suspects who cold-called to her front door.
An organisation opposed to the development of another salmon farm in Bantry Bay says the area is “already overburdened” with them and believes there’s a direct link between such farms and sea lice infestation which can kill wild fish.
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.
An oral hearing into the granting of a licence for a salmon farm in Bantry Bay has been adjourned for at least a month after it emerged a technical report relevant to the proceedings had not been circulated to all parties due to an oversight.