Reprieve at Aughrim

ANGLING NOTES: THE BREAKING news that the award-winning National Disabled Angling Facility in Aughrim, Co Wicklow, is to remain open will come as a great relief to many people. Opened by President Mary Robinson in 1996, it is a fantastic amenity for thousands of fisher folk, including many with disabilities.
Irish Times, 23/01/12. Read the article “Reprieve at Aughrim“.

Donegal CC fined E5,500 for ‘gross negligence’

Donegal County Council has been fined €5,500, including costs, for gross negligence in the protection of the river Eske and its fish stocks. Judge Kevin Kilrane heard how a council employee left two valves open after repairs to water treatment works. As a result sludge which should have gone into the Donegal town sewer system was discharged into a tributary of the River Eske at the adjoining town lands of Drumlaght and Drumlonagher.
RTE News, 23/01/12. Read the article ‘Donegal CC fined E5,500 for ‘gross negligence’‘.