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    Industrial zone?





    This is an industrial zone:



    Tourism?





    => Visitor Attitudes On The Environment – Wind Farms

    I personally have been talking to several tourists about their attitude concerning the wind turbines in our area. The response has been throughout positive. Some visitors were actually complimenting Ireland's ambitions for wind energy.
    "Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money."

    "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaadi View Post
    I think myself that the idea of building reservoirs in bogs is a good one, in fact I think there should be a series of new reservoir slash lakes built across the midland bogs that could be filled with water pumped during times when the windfarms and other generating systems are not needed for peak electricity demand.
    Great idea. But it got just ripe for decision as the recession hit in => Spirit of Ireland
    And of course you're facing all these NIMBYs...



    I know an academic who was working with this group. He left the country and is now a professor at the Aalborg University in Denmark.
    "Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money."

    "We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."

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    Meanwhile, back in the Anti-water-charges movement, three people were jailed last week as a result of apparently peaceful protest - one a woman, in Mountjoy, and two men, in their 70s, who protested in Wicklow.

    There have been a number of protests.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/bray-men-co...65451-May2016/

    The jailing of these activists appears to indicate a new approach being taken by the new Government - with the the movement as a mass movement at present much reduced - eroded over time, and with the wind taken out of its sails (in terms of mass action) by the appearance of a retreat over charges by the government.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    A very strong turn out for yesterday's Right to Change (led by Ogle) march in Dublin. Probably around 50,000 people, pretty much the same as the last march.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/water-prote...77634-Sep2016/

    Considering that Government has tried to put the issue to sleep, impressive.
    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Speeches and music from yesterday's anti water charges protest in Dublin





    This woman campaigning for medicinal cannibis for her child was invited to speak. Starting out with how nervous she was, she ended storming it.

    “ We cannot withdraw our cards from the game. Were we as silent and mute as stones, our very passivity would be an act. ”
    — Jean-Paul Sartre

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