Galway County Council is being warned to immediately stop works at Kylemore Bridge in Connemara under threat of legal action.

The emergency flood prevention works got underway earlier this week at the bridge on the N59.

However, Friends of the Irish Environment says the works will release sediment into the Polladirk River, and the environmental consequences have not been adequately addressed.

Galway County Council refutes this, and insists the works are essential as the current situation presents a clear and present danger to road users.

The local Kylemore Action Group that had campaigned for the emergency works, following ongoing dangerous flooding on the N59 road at this location, say they are “disgusted” by the threat of an injunction.

Spokesperson for the group Patricia Kane has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley…

 

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