Fianna Fáil Senator for Kildare South, Fiona O’Loughlin, is calling for the establishment of a cross departmental task force to be set up immediately to address the management of the Curragh plains.
Senator O’Loughlin commented, “The issue of the management of the Curragh plains is of utmost importance and is currently failing miserably.
“I have called for the Department of Defence, the OPW and the Department of Heritage to set up a cross departmental task force immediately to address the issues and failures. This also needs to be addressed in our upcoming County Kildare development plan.
“There are ongoing issues with illegal encampments, waste and inappropriate use of the plains which have been a boon to many within the 5km-but unfortunately there are issues such as people driving on to the grass etc. There also needs to be a clear plan to look at reseeding grass where needed.
“People need to be encouraged to use the Curragh, but we need designated parking, alongside discreet information signage so that we can all learn more about this national treasure that we are so lucky to have on our doorstep” concluded the Senator.