South Dublin County Greens statement on the Tallaght Wetlands remedial works

Green Party representatives in Tallaght have welcomed the restoration works carried out on the Tallaght Wetlands. Liam Sinclair, Green Party Councillor for Tallaght Central, said, “We’re very happy, South Dublin County Council have shown that they’re listening to the community. That they got this work done quickly, before the important Spring breeding season, demonstrates clearly that they understand how important this was to the people of Tallaght and South Dublin County”.


Francis Duffy, Green Party TD for Dublin South West, added, “Given the biodiversity crisis we are in the urgency demonstrated by South Dublin County Council getting these works in place has to be commended”. Speaking on behalf of the Herpetological Society of Ireland, local man and Science Officer for the society, Collie Ennis said, “This is good news, South Dublin County Council have taken positive steps and, while the numbers of adult breeding frogs are down on last year, I’m optimistic that this moves us towards Seán Walsh Park continuing as an amazing resource for local people and wildlife”.


Pictured, frogspawn from the wetland. Credit @HerpSocIreland


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