GARDAI LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER 250ft MAST CUT DOWN

first_imgGardai have launched an investigation after a huge 250ft mast was cut down in Co Donegal.The 250 ft mast which was hacked down outside Killygordon.The mast is on the site of what is planned to be Ireland biggest wind farm.The wind farm, which is located at Lismulladuff outside Killygordon, is the subject of local protests. Plans have been lodged with with An Bord Pleanala (ABP) number of weeks ago by Planree Ltd, for the Carrickaduff Wind Farm.The giant wind will stretch from the iconic Barnesmore Gap in Donegal, along the Tyrone border, to near Castlefin.The plans include an application for 49 giant wind turbines, some of which will be 500ft in height.A recent meeting organised by protest group Finn Valley Wind Action (FVWA) group, was held in the Parochial Hall in the tiny village of Crossroads and attracted more than 300 locals. The test mast was erected in recent weeks to take wind readings in the area.Gardai believe the mast was attacked in recent days but only discovered yesterday.The group who are protesting over the planned wind farm have condemned the attack.A spokesperson for the FVWA protest group condemned the attack on the test mast.“It’s down so other than that we don’t know what happened. WE can’t understand why anyone would want to do that. “It’s bad form because it wasn’t bothering anybody. We think it was better up – as a size guide being half the height of the proposed wind turbines.“The FVWA condemns this act of vandalism any anyone with any information should contact Ballybofey Gardai,” said the spokesperson.Gardai from Ballybofey were on site yesterday morning (SAT) and have launched a full investigation into the attack.GARDAI LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER 250ft MAST CUT DOWN was last modified: April 5th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGardaiKillygordonmastwind farmlast_img