Waterways Ireland 'could do a better job' communicating their works after Barrow 'destruction'

Councillors have hit out at the lack of communication

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



Carlow Carlow Carlow

'They haven't explained to us or to anybody what they're doing...'

Waterways Ireland "could do a better job'" communicating their works after the "destruction" caused by trees being felled on the Barrow Track in Carlow recently. 

The water body issued an apology for an "unacceptable oversight" in felling the trees in Carlow. 

The trees were cut down with heavy machinery along a stretch of the River Barrow between Rathvinden and Milford in recent weeks. 

Speaking at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council, Cllr John Cassin took issue with the "destruction" caused and several councillors told the local authority that they had been contacted by members of the public who were alarmed by the works.

Cllr Brian O'Donoghue and Cllr Michael Doran said they had received several representations about trees being felled along the River Barrow in Carlow. 

Cllr Doran said: "Waterways Ireland could be doing a better job communicating what they're doing. They haven't explained to us or to anybody what they're doing."