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Complaints lodged with EU over Tara / Ballinaboy
national | environment | press release Monday June 11, 2007 23:01 by tara foundation - Tara Foundation thetarafoundation at yahoo dot ie
The Tara Foundation has lodged complaints with the European Commission against the Irish State over the M3 Motorway in Co. Meath and the onshore gas refinery at Ballinaboy, Co Mayo.
Press release by The Tara Foundation
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Many thanks to the Tara Foundation for recognising the common goals of the Tara and ShellToSea campaigns, and for furthering the action against both projects.
Thanks to the Tara Foundation for bringing attention to this issue. Coillte have a lot to answer to.
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These are the former Coilte woodlands at Bellanaboy which are currently burning are they? Looks like Shell aren't working too hard at the old stewardship...
FIREFIGHTERS tackling a forest fire half a mile from the Corrib gas terminal in Bellanaboy had to return to the scene yesterday (Monday) morning after the fire blazed up again just hours after it was thought to be under control.
The fire broke out in the Collite-owned forest close to the Glenamoy river at five o’clock on Sunday evening and three units of the fire service from Belmullet, Crossmolina and Ballina were called out to tackle the blaze.
The fire units fought the blaze until close to midnight on Sunday before bringing the fire under control. However, in the morning Coillte forest officials called the fire brigade again after the fire started to re-ignite at around ten o’clock, but the flames were soon brought under control and two fire units remained at the scene to ensure the fire did not blaze up again.
The Chief Fire Officer in Mayo, Mr Seamus Murphy, told The Mayo News on Monday afternoon that they had ‘no idea’ how the fire started but it is believed the dry conditions are likely to have caused the blaze which has caused extensive damage to the forest. He added that the fire brigade would wait at the scene because there were still ‘hot spots’ and there was a genuine fear the fire would re-ignite.
Vegetation is very dry and there is a risk that some hot spots might re-ignite. We have no idea at the moment how the fire could have started and there are 101 ways it could have started. But I would like to advise people who are in forests to be extremely careful with cigarettes because the smallest thing could start a fire in these dry conditions.
Mr Murphy explained that no houses were in danger from the blaze but Shell to Sea spokesman, Mr John Monaghan, said the fire was ‘too close for comfort’ and highlighted the danger of building a ‘highly combustible’ terminal in the middle of a forest. He said that there was a lot of smoke from the fire and felt they were lucky the conditions were calm because if there was a breeze, the fire would have got ‘out of control’.
"but Shell to Sea spokesman, Mr John Monaghan,"
is that the same Mr John Monaghan who was arrested yesterday and charged with assaulting a garda seargent, the seargent having to recieve EIGHT stiches to his head!
John monaghan is a hero around mayo, how dare you drag him down