Sinn Féin Councillor Cathleen Carney Boud has today welcomed the ongoing investigation by Dublin City Council and Inland Fisheries Ireland into the source of water contamination in the Tolka River that has depleted the river’s fish stock.
Cllr Carney Boud said:
“The contamination of the Tolka River is not only a big blow to the local community and eco system but also to the fishing clubs who use their own resources to increase its now diminished fish stock.
“I was in contact with Inland Fisheries Ireland today and am aware that they are following lines of enquiry. I hope that the findings of this investigation will be published soon and that whoever is responsible will be held fully to account. I will follow up with this in the coming weeks.
“The environmental costs of this incident are untold and there are huge risks to any other wildlife that may rely on the river.
“Tolka River is also a great amenity and wonderful tourist attraction and it is disgraceful to see such blatant disrespect for the area.
“I would truly hope that an incident such as this one will not happen again.”