Archive for November 2011
Oireachtas Agriculture Committee meets with Northern Ireland Assembly Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Media Release – 15 November 2011
Members of the Committee on Communications, Natural Resources and Agriculture travelled to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont today (Tuesday) to meet with their counterparts on the Assembly’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development.
The first Irish showing of the Japanese film Tamatama will be shown in the Eyeries Hall on Sunday 20th, at 6pm and 8pm.
Tamatama was filmed in and around Eyeries in the Summer of 2011, with up to 60 local people involved.
The film will be free to the public, donations will be accepted for the victims of the Tsunami in Japan and local Beara Charity. The showing of the film is being organised by Eyeries Festival Committee with the assistance of Beara Tourism. The film producer is flying in especially for the event.
For further information please contact Colman O’Sullivan at 086 2208743
The film is suitable for all ages
Questions to Minister Coveney regarding the present state of the Pier on Cape Clear in Dail Eireann – 10th November
Video Link to follow
Deputy Noel Harrington:
I thank the Ceann Comhairle for selecting this topic for debate as it is of vital importance to the 125 residents of Oileán Chléire – Cape Clear island – in going about their daily work. There is a huge problem in that the Bull’s Nose pier at Trá Ciarán in the north harbour has been battered by the sea since it was built during the Famine. It is in danger of collapsing and blocking the harbour to all navigation, thereby closing this gateway for the 125 residents and almost 120,000 visitors who visit the island every year. If the phrase “a stich in time saves nine” was ever applicable, it is in this case. The pier is in urgent need of remedial works, as it is the gateway for an industrious and hardworking population who, since the 4th century, have made mammoth efforts to combat their remoteness eight miles into the Atlantic – Ireland’s msot southerly point.