Dáil debates

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Aquaculture Industry

10:20 am

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

I touched on this issue earlier. A company applied for a mussel farm licence in Kinsale Harbour in January 2019 after which a public information process followed. A few weeks ago, another public notice appeared in local publications stating that there was an error in the previous notice, including ambiguous language around people or groups resubmitting objections. I ask the Minister to clarify the status of the public consultation process for this application. He has talked about the process being foolproof and well thought out but on the application we discussed earlier, the Department rejected the application which was appealed and a licence granted based on assessments done by the company, not the Department.


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