Clare Mayor Calls For Joined-Up Thinking To Tackle Persistent Behavioural Issues At Lough Derg

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The Mayor of Clare is calling for joined-up thinking from all stakeholders to police unwelcome behaviour by a minority of visitors to Killaloe.

It comes in the wake of a tragic accident last week, during which a young man from Limerick lost his life.

An investigation by the Marine Casualty Investigation Board is ongoing into the cause of the tragic death of a young man, who died following an incident involving a jet ski in Lough Derg last week.


The Mayor of Clare says, however, the incident highlights the need for all visitors to respect the water, as failing to do so could have devastating consequences.

Killaloe-based Councillor Tony O’Brien says a small element of visitors to the area, who fail to adhere to bye-laws, have been leaving a sour taste for both locals and tourists.

A number of agencies are tasked with enforcing bye-laws, such as Clare and Tipperary County Councils, an Garda Síochána, Waterways Ireland, Parks and Wildlife, and more recently, Fáilte Ireland.

Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, Councillor Tony O’Brien has written to all stakeholders in the hope of bringing about joined-up thinking on how to better police, patrol and eradicate ongoing difficulties being experienced there.

The Garda Water Unit has been on patrol in Lough Derg in the Killaloe area in recent days.

Councillor O’Brien says this shows that enforcing bye-laws can have an impact.

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