Coillte says it will follow all regulations, and best international practice, as it plans a significant new wind farm in East Clare.
The semi-state company is planning a development of up to 24 turbines on Slieve Bernagh, close to Clare’s highest point of Moylussa.
But locals living nearby have expressed worries that the development will impact on the environment, their health and the local economy.
Noel Daly lives in Carrownakilly on the foothills of Moylussa:
Responding to the concerns of locals today, a Coillte spokesperson has insisted that they will continue to engage with residents, and make every effort to allay their fears.
Carol Ryan is Communications Project Manager for Coillte Renewable Energy