Reservoir plan ‘ready’ to go

Bord na Mona has indicated it is ready to submit its part of the planning permission for the €540m reservoir at the cut-away bog at Garryhinch, near Portarlingtion.

Bord na Mona has indicated it is ready to submit its part of the planning permission for the €540m reservoir at the cut-away bog at Garryhinch, near Portarlingtion.

The proposed 1,200 acre reservoir will supply the east coast with water, extracted from Lough Derg.

Speaking at the announcement of its annual results in Dublin yesterday (Monday) CEO Gabriel D’Arcy said Bord na Mona was “ready to go” to planning for the facility. “We have done the engineering studies for it with regards to our part of the project, the 1,200-acre site and the 15-20 per cent of the pipeline that will be on our lands,” he stated.