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‘Devastation’ at decision to withdraw Springfield flood relief plans

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There is “devastation” at the decision by Clare County Council to withdraw flood relief plans at Springfield. Speaking at Monday’s meeting of the local authority, Cllr Cathal Crowe criticised environmentalist Peter Sweetman for filing an objection against works in Clonlara which led to the Council deciding to shelf plans for necessary works at the location …

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Setback in Springfield as flood relief plans are withdrawn

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Flood relief plans for Springfield have been withdrawn following an environmental objection. Environmentalist, Peter Sweetman a son of former Fine Gael Minister for Finance, Gerard Sweetman and state agency National Parks and Wildlife filed objections against works in Clonlara. Their submissions come three years on from the forced evacuations of residents from their homes in …

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