Council statement on Lough Funshinagh court hearing

Roscommon County Council has issued a statement following today’s court hearing on flood relief works at Lough Funshinagh.

It reads: "Today in the High Court the Friends of the Irish Environment asked the High Court to make an order continuing a prohibition on flood relief work at Lough Funshinagh, whilst awaiting the outcome of their pending legal challenge. The argument did not conclude.

"The Court adjourned to 28th January to allow lawyers representing Ireland and the Attorney General to make submissions, and to allow the parties address the court on a relevant judgment that was delivered earlier today.

"The Court also prescribed a timetable for the legal challenge, which would see the main case ready for hearing in May 2022.

"The interim stay on construction works remains in place until 28th January 2022," it ends.