SIR – I wish to respond to your news report on The Southern Star (January 5th), titled ‘Contractor fined for pollution of Timoleague river.’
While it was good to read that Inland Fisheries Ireland took a successful prosecution case for silt pollution on the Argideen River last year against a private company, the same can’t be said for the silt pollution that ran down the Bandon River over the past two years during the State-approved flood relief scheme which appeared far more serious.
Inland Fisheries Ireland sat on their hands during these works, watching a perfectly healthy river become destroyed with silt pollution. They also did nothing five weeks into salmon spawning season while heavy machinery mulled up and down the river.
How can Inland Fisheries Ireland discriminate like this? It’s hypocrisy!