THE length of time a report on the Ahare river is taking to come before councillors was criticised at the November meeting of Gorey Kilmuckridge Municipal District.
Environment officer George Colfer said that he had no update for councillors and that it would take a number of months yet before results were before the council as consultants were working on the report.
Cllr Joe Sullivan said that it was taking a long time to get a report on what as essentially a “glorified drain”.
Cllr Diarmuid Devereux said that the report had been promised and that this was all about the protection of local sea trout and salmon, but that they would have swam the Atlantic twice in the length of time it’s taking to get the report back.
Cllr Sullivan added that the fish would have been to America in the time.
He said that it was two years ago that former Minister Boxer Moran visited to seek out a solution for the river and it was November 2020 that the survey process started.
“It must be an almighty report and I’m happy to help you carry it in whenever you have it. I can’t wait for it,” he said.
Cllr Devereux said that he remembered the meeting with Mr Moran and that all the river needed was a “a slap of a digger and a throw of a bucket” here and there.
“Two years later and we’re still here. I hope this report is not going to disappoint us,” he said.