Pictured are, from left: KK Kenny, Pat Kelly, Seamus Corcoran, Cathal Maher and Sean Halligan, members of the Lemanaghan Bog Heritage and Conservation Group, who joined the national protest at Dail Éireann last week in opposition to the current wind farm guidelines.

Lemanaghan residents join Dáil wind farm protest

Members of the Lemanaghan Bog Heritage and Conservation Group joined forces with environmental and community groups from across Ireland in a friendly yet determined protest outside Dáil Éireann recently.

The event, organised by the Communities & Environmental Protection Alliance (CEPA), aimed to advocate for stringent statutory regulations governing the operation of wind farms in Ireland.

The primary goal of the demonstration, titled ‘Dáil Gathering for Robust Wind-farm Regulations’, was to call for the implementation of statutory regulation and monitoring of wind farms.

One of the key demands of the protestors was a halt to all wind energy planning and development activities until new planning regulations and guidelines for wind energy are established.

In response to the protest, Taoiseach Simon Harris promised that new planning guidelines for wind farms would be introduced by the end of the year.

"We are listening. We're going to revise the 2006 guidelines once and for all," Mr Harris said, in response to concerns raised at the protest.