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GARG AGM Committee 29 April 2016

Chair: Eileen Sloan Vice Chair: Christine McCormick Secretary: Mary Jordan Treasurer: Daiva Shepcar Members: Sean Cunningham, Martin O’Rourke

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GARG Chair calls for letters of Objections to be submitted

Diarmuid Cahill Chair of GARG has called for anyone who does not want the proposed development of a Concrete Pier and Ferry Development at the proposed current sistuited location in Greencastle to submit their letter of objection within the coming days. People can send in their own or if you want a copy of a [...]

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Repair work begins at Greencastle Pier Road

Last week Road service began fixing parts of the damaged Greencastle Pier Road by placing 30-40 meters of rock armour to help support the road and prevent further erosion.

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Council back ferry proposal

Taken from Mourne Observer SUPPORT for a ferry scheme at Greencastle has been officially given by the local council. But the news has not gone down well with residents. Since the idea of a Greencastle to Greenore ferry was first mooted, most people living in the hamlet have been vigorously opposed to it. Newry and [...]

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Disappointment from Residents with Councils support for Ferry

Chair of Greencastle Area Residents Group Diarmuid Cahill stated “It is disappointing to learn that at last week’s Planning Development Committee meeting of Newry and Mourne District Council it was agreed to go against the wishes of the majority of residents in Greencastle and support the proposed development of a 138metre concrete ferry terminal and [...]

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‘The fears of the people of Greencastle of course need to be addressed’

TAKEN FROM DUNDALK DEMOCRAT PRO of Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, Paddy Malone, says a way forward needs to be found for a proposed vehicle ferry which could unlock the tourism potential of the region. Last week plans for a vehicle ferry were once again put forward, which would see the development of ferry terminals at [...]

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Council undecided on ferry proposal

NEWRY and Mourne District Council (NMDC) may not decide whether to back a planning application for the Greenore to Greencastle ferry, it has emerged. Supporters of the project also claim that the project could provide 24 direct and 300 linked jobs across south Down and north Louth – injecting a spend of €10m into the [...]

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Call for Coastline to be protected

With Carlingford Ferries Limited due to submit planning for the development of a Ferry service between Greencastle, Co Down and Greenore, Co Louth in the coming weeks, the Chairperson of the Greencastle Area Residents Group has questioned the impact such a development will have on the wider Greencastle Area and on its unspoilt coastline. Chairperson [...]

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Living Seas – The Wildlife Trusts’ vision for the future of the UK’s seas.

http://www.ulsterwildlifetrust.org/living-seas/what-are-living-seas Within Living Seas, marine wildlife thrives, from the depths of the ocean to the coastal shallows The Wildlife Trusts believe that Living Seas are possible within 20 years – one generation. In Living Seas: -Wildlife and habitats are recovering from past decline as our use of the seas’ resources becomes environmentally sustainable. -The natural [...]

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