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The audacity, shortsightedness and opportunistic rantings of some of these politicians is simply mind boggling.
Earlier this month this entire route in Donegal was designated for industrial wind turbines by Donegal County Council in their development plan 2012-2018.
Deputy’s Mc Conalogue’s Fianna Fail party supported this move in the council.
It is rich of him therefore to state that:
“It is very important that all of Donegal is part of the route allowing the county to show case what it has to offer, with some of the best views in the world, let alone Ireland.”
Talk about hypocritical. Maybe he thinks the turbines are going underground!
More camping facilites please!! not enough when you travell other Countries and see what they have!
This is certainly what this county needs – good tourism initiatives that may help to generate sustainable employment and this project certainly seems worthwhile.
However the proliferation of industrial wind turbines in this county is going to scupper any tourism initiatives like this one.
Our councillors, planners and wind developers will make sure of that.
Well said, These councillers jump on every opportunity to get attention even when its blatently obvious that they already said something completly different,They were all very much for the county development plan to go ahead and destroy Donegal with turbines now its a complete turnabout,even a few days ago one of them blasted the new lord mayor mr mc brearty,saying they would not aid the council because one of their party wasent chosen,and they wouldnd be there to make up numbers,well they certainly made them up when asked by the county manager to put 97% of Donegal in line for wind energy People will be putting forward their own canditates from now on,and I for one wont open my door to any of these two faced backstabbers.
This could be massive for tourism here in Donegal.Unfortunately on the 6th of June,as part of our County Development Plan 2012-2018,only three of our councillors voted to retain our beaches and headlands as tourist friendly. Pages 68 and 69 of the following
show clearly what the rest of our councillors think of us and our County and our tourism.
With turbines everywhere we will have tourists elswhere !
My god that link above is utterly shocking. Who of any wit among our cllrs would vote to adopt guidelines to include turbines along our beautiful coast? How come that never really hit the headlines? It is patently obvious that cllrs voted blindly, as we heard; at the Manager’s insistence, to designate practically all of the county as wind farming preferable and, also, to scupper a motion to have turbines placed a safer 1km from homes. So the whole county, including the coastline, apart from a few areas like all of Glenveagh Nat’l Park and the high peaks areas are preferred for wind developments by our cllrs. Three voted against and they certainly weren’t any of Deputy McConalogue’s colleagues.
Yeah, a bit rich for him to be preaching about “some of the best views in the world, let alone Ireland”. I have said it before; it pains me, the rape and pillage of our pristine hills on the high altar of renewable energy. Perhaps more directly than Dep McConalogue, with his more youthful years, I certainly can subscribe to the view that we have “some of the best views in the world”. I have personally tested that adage in over 70 countries worldwide and can vouch for it’s veracity. I also agree with you Boo; we could do with better camping facilities!
The idea of The Wild Atlantic way is first class, a possible flagship tourism product for the whole country in which Donegal could easily be the jewel in the crown. But the accursed Council in tandem with same vote in a DoEHLG set of guidelines that allow for turbines on beaches as shown in the link above. Please, Mr Editor check that above out; it cries out for a story in it’s own right.
Will someone please call HALT to the era of spinning skeletons before it is too late?