Taoiseach signs petition to re-introduce sea eagles to the Kingdom

13 Mar

TAOISEACH Bertie Ahern and Tourism Minister John O’Donoghue have signed a petition supporting a plan to re-introduce white-tailed sea eagles to Kerry, it was revealed yesterday.

A claim by Cllr Michael Healy-Rae that “every second’’ lamb in Kerry would be killed by the eagles, was described by Cllr Michael Gleeson as “patently incorrect.” Mr Gleeson, however, said, while it was possible the eagles would take an occasional lamb, the lambs would be quite safe 999 times out of 1,000.

“This a project that will attract thousands of people to this county and, as well as being a novel conservation project, it will greatly enrich our economy,’’ he added.

He said the Taoiseach signed the petition backing the project during a recent visit to Kerry.

Read more in the Irish Examiner

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  1. Kerry News Blog - March 23, 2007

    Scare tactics claim over eagles

    KERRY councillor Michael Healy-Rae yesterday came under fire for “scaremongering” about plans to re-introduce white-tailed sea eagles to the south-west.
    Chairman of the White-tailed Eagle Support Group Jerry O’Grady, from Killarney, said …

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