Alerts and Events: Ireland
These postings are provided to help publicize and provide examples of the efforts of affiliated groups and individuals related to industrial wind energy development. Most of the notices posted here are not the product of nor are they necessarily endorsed by National Wind Watch.
Action alerts, Environment, Impacts, Ireland, Press releases, Wildlife •
Source: Wind Aware Dromahair
In response to Coillte’s planning application to Leitrim/Sligo Counties
OUTRAGED RURAL COMMUNITY ACCUSES Semi State COILLTE of GOLIATH v DAVID–style BULLYING TACTICS Local community group, WIND AWARE DROMAHAIR, claims that Coillte representatives assured them in 2018 that their proposed Croagh Windfarm, of GIANT wind turbines, would be fully compliant with the new, albeit still draft, Planning Guidelines. It now transpires that their application to Leitrim and Sligo County Councils is based on the 2006 Guidelines, described some years ago by former Environment Minister Denis Naughten as “manifestly unfit for . . .
Advertisements, Ireland, Publications •
Source: Irish Community Groups Fighting Wind FarmsIrish Community Groups Fighting Wind Farms
Was it for this?
Action alerts, Environment, Information, Ireland •
Source: David Simpson, Inishowen Wind Energy Awareness Group
Wild Atlantic Way under threat from developers
First challenge to Wild Atlantic Way – barely one month after its establishment – could set precedent for wind farm/other development on route of the Wild Atlantic Way. OUTLINE – THE FACTS A wind farm of two turbines has permission, following an appeal to An Bord Pleanala, to be built on the route of the Wild Atlantic Way. The developer has recently put in an amendment (1450014) to increase the height by 24% to 132 metres. Donegal County Council refused . . .
Announcements, Campaigns, Ireland, Meetings, Press releases •
Source: Wind Aware Ireland
Wind Aware Ireland launch campaign and website
Wind Aware Ireland will launch their new campaign and website on April 10th, 2014 from 10am at Buswells’ Hotel, Molesworth St., Dublin 2. We aim to hold policy makers to account to ensure that they act on evidence. We will provide a counter balance to business influence on the political process. Wind Aware Ireland are bringing together a group of experts and formidable presenters to urge reform of the Irish government’s unsustainable wind energy policies. Our objective is to ensure . . .
Windfall at Guth Gafa, Gortahork, Co. Donegal
Synopsis: Wind power… It’s green… It’s good… It reduces our dependency on foreign oil. But does it? Or, is it merely a highly profitable financial scam for the many wind energy developers looking to erect industrial wind turbines in a town near you? WINDFALL, looks at both sides of wind energy development when the residents of a rural upstate New York town consider going green. Attracted at first to the financial incentives that would seemingly boost their dying economy, the . . .
Action alerts, Environment, Ireland, Property values, Protests, Wildlife •
Source: Gweebarra Conservation Group
Gather on the Gweebarra – Protest Vigil on the Gweebarra Bridge
A Chara/ Dear Friends, Coiste Timpeallachta Ghaoth Bearra, the Gweebarra Conservation Group, is holding a ‘Gather on the Gweebarra!’ at the Gweebarra Bridge from 11.00am to 2.00pm on Saturday, July 10th, 2010. The Gweebarra River Valley and Estuary and the surrounding townlands is a unique landscape which supports many protected species and habitats. These include wild deer and salmon, a 500 strong common seal population and several protected bird species like Golden Eagles, Northern Bullfinches, Grouse and Corncrakes. As such . . .
Environment, Ireland, Meetings, Press releases •
Source: Gweebarra Conservation Group
Gweebarra Conservation Group
The Gweebarra River Valley and the surrounding townlands in South West Donegal is a unique landscape which supports many protected species and habitats. These include wild deer and salmon, a 500 strong common seal population and several protected bird species like Golden Eagles, Northern Bullfinches, Grouse and Corncrakes. As such the Gweebarra is a Natura 2000 site and an EU Designated Area of Conservation which means it is supposed to be protected by law from developments which would have a . . .