Saturday 21 September 2019

Irish Water accused of allowing harmful material into river over fishkill


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Tom Tuite

Irish Water is being prosecuted in connection with a fishkill in the Tolka River in Dublin.

The company is accused of allowing harmful material into the river's water. It is being prosecuted by Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and the case had its second listing at Dublin District Court yesterday.

Judge Anthony Halpin adjourned it for mention on May 27 next. The charge is that on September 18, 2018, the company caused deleterious matter to go into the water of the Tolka near Littlepace in the townland of Huntstown, Co Dublin.

The offence is contrary to the Fisheries (Consolidation) Act as amended by the Local Government (Water Pollution), Water Services and Inland Fisheries acts.

IFI is the state agency responsible for the protection, management and conservation of Ireland's inland fisheries and sea angling resources.

It was formed on July 1, 2010 following the amalgamation of the Central Fisheries Board and the seven Regional Fisheries Boards into a single agency.

Irish Independent

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