Doherty may challenge Irish Water’s Gweedore delay in Europe

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Deputy Pearse Doherty is considering taking a European case against Irish Water to Europe after the company confirmed yesterday that the Gweedore Sewerage Scheme has been put on the long finger, and work on the project will not start until 2017 at the earliest.

Last year the then Environment Minister Phil Hogan visited Gweedore and assured the people of the area that the €13 million required for the project had been secured.

But now Irish Water says it intends to undertake an in-depth business case review of the scheme prior to it advancing it any further.

Deputy Pearse Doherty says the schemes in Dungloe and Glenties are safe, because contracts have been signed, but because Irish Water took over just weeks after the goverment cleared Donegal County Council to go to tender on Gweedore, Irish Water can now stall the process.

He says the government has turned its back on Gweedore...........