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Proposed Kilcurry Development ‘causing Justifiable Concerns’ – Adams

22 July, 2017 - by Gerry Adams, Antoin Waters

Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth Gerry Adams and Cllr Antóin Watters Kilcurry met with concerned residents’ group to see first-hand the location of the proposed development to build warehousing units to store and mature whiskey in the rural community of Kilcurry, north Louth.

The local community have come together to express their fears regarding the potential local and environmental impact it may have on their picturesque village.

Teachta Adams said:

“The proposal to build such a significant warehousing operation in such a rural setting is causing justifiable concerns amongst the local residents in Kilcurry.

“Residents have come together in the village and feel strongly about the potential size, location, and environmental impact this may have on their community. I understand that a petition has also been started.

“While we all welcome new industry and development in the county, it must at all times be mindful of local concerns and have input from the communities involved.”

Cllr Watters added:

“Kilcurry and its residents are a very close-knit community. I have met with residents and listened to the very understandable concerns of those who live and work here regarding the proposed development.

“Like many others, I cautiously welcomed the news of potential new industry in the area. However, the sheer scale and nature of the proposed development has given cause for understandable concern in a village setting.

“The local community and their concerns must be heard and taken on board by both Louth County Council and the proposed developer.”

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