Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1473, 1474)

Shane Cassells

Question:

1473. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the consultation that took place on a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34748/19]

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Shane Cassells

Question:

1474. Deputy Shane Cassells asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the consultation that took place on a project (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34749/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1473 and 1474 together.

The consultation/assessment process for both Projects NSAD-17-003 (Erriff Bank Protection) and Project SCF-17-0005 (Carrowniskey) included the following elements

- A screening for Appropriate Assessment for the proposed works;

- the submission of screening to the National Parks and Wildlife Service; and,

- consultation with the land owners and receipt of their consent to the works.

In view of the number of questions tabled recently by the Deputy in relation to fisheries projects, I have offered him a briefing with Inland Fisheries Ireland. I reiterate that offer.