Monday, 19 December 2016
Brady welcomes Extension of Wicklow Mountains National Park
Sinn Féin TD for Wicklow/East Carlow John Brady has welcomed the State’s purchase of the almost 5,000 hectares of land in the Wicklow Mountains.
Teachta Brady said:
“Back in June of this year I called on the Government particularly, the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development Michael Ring to purchase this valuable site and therefore, expand Wicklow National Park.
“Wicklow National Park will now comprise of 22,000 hectares providing for additional development for amenities as well as conserving the site itself.
“It was also essential that this additional land would be held by the State and therefore, protected from being sold to a private entity for possible development.
“Wicklow National Park is not only the largest in the State but now, with this purchase, it has become one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
“With the extension of the National Park, investment must follow to ensure that we see the greatest benefit of these additional lands to further public amenities and to ensure that the tourism potential is realised.
“I commend the Minister for moving quickly to secure these lands without delay.”