on Jun 19th, 2016 | 0 comments
Irish Times 18th June 2016
Facebook award is ‘a wake-up call for online users’
Rights groups react as court orders Irish man to pay €75,000 over defamatory post
Desmond Crofton, who won his civil action in relation to a Facebook comment.
An award of €75,000 in damages to a man following a defamatory Facebookposting has been described as a wake-up call for online users that they are not engaged in “pub talk”.
A Digital Rights Ireland spokesman said the award...
on May 25th, 2016 | 0 comments
Well over €30m was paid to commercial salmon fishermen not to fish from 2007 onwards. Yet, many took the money and continued using so called decommissioned nets which is part of the reason salmon and sea trout numbers are still declining. These breaches of the act are not small hit and run operations. Many nets shot are so long and left out so long that they are dangerous to other boat users. Yet nothing is done about it. Occasionally, something gives and an odd one is charged and sometimes it comes up in court like this one in Kerry. Not Donegal or mayo or Galway.
Below is the text from the Dingle...
on Apr 23rd, 2016 | 0 comments
Great article by Clare O’ Sullivan in the Examiner and well done to Declan O’ Mahony and colleagues on a great press release.
Plan to save ancient Cork river forest flooded 60 years ago for dams
The ESB, Cork County Council, Inland Fisheries Ireland, and the National Parks and Wildlife Service, have been meeting to devise a plan to possibly save an ancient river forest that was flooded 60 years ago.
The Gearagh, at Carrigadrohid, Co Cork, was flooded by the ESB in the 1950s to make way for hydroelectric dams.
The Gearagh, at Carrigadrohid, near Macroom, Co Cork, is one of four inland...
on Feb 20th, 2016 | 0 comments
Below is a copy of one of the FISSTA election flyers designed to inform and warn all prospective candidates in the forthcoming general election.