FERMOY WEIR STILL A HOT ISSUE
Fermoy town Councillor Tadhg O'Donovan has proposed a motion for the council to meet with the engineer who suggested the lowering of the weir, due to the serious consequences involved and the public complaints.
Cllr O'Donovan asked the council to agree to bring Mr John O'Keeffe, engineer with the Department of Marine and Natural Resources, to sit in one of the council meetings where he can explain how the lowering of the weir is going to benefit Fermoy, as well as address the concerns of many of the locals in relation to the matter.
â€œIf the weir is lowered, the river goes down as well. The Blackwater will become a stream and it will affect fishing, wildlife and tourism in the area," concludes Cllr O'Donovan.
The lowering of the weir has surfaced as a touchy issue with the local community.
â€œThe river is one of the most impressive assets in this town for tourism," adds Cllr O'Donovan.
Friday 21st March 9:09am