A SCHEME by Kerry County Council, to take up to 3,500 cubic metres of water a day from the Sheen River near its picturesque Falls at Gort na Dullagh, was struck down by a judge today.

Judge Pauline Codd said there was a scientific doubt as to the conclusions reached by experts with regard to proposed mitigation and monitoring measures for the protection of salmon stock and otter life on the river should the scheme go ahead.

The judge made an order disallowing Kerry County Council’s plans for taking water from the River Sheen for the Kenmare Water Supply Scheme which had already been given the green light by An Bord Pleanala….

Irish Independent 24/02/2014 Read the article ‘Kerry County Council scheme to take water from Sheen River struck down by judge