An Taisce allowed submit second objection to offshore plan

There is hope for those opposed to a controvesial research project off the west Donegal coast with An Taisce saying they have had a second objection to it accepted by An Bord Pleanala.

Queen's Universtity in Belfast wants to build fifty four - 5 tonne - concrete pillars long coast to the west of Falchorrib Pier, close to Dungloe.

It is understood that the development, which could be in place for 25 years, is to test how concrete reacts to the elements.

It emerged yesterday that an initial objection lodged by An Taisce was rejected because a cheque for the objection had not been signed. An Taisce says a second objection lodged will be considered.

Patricia Sharkey of the Gweebara Conservation Group explains why they don't want the development to go ahead:

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