Pictured is Cllr Cadogan Enright with Finnebrogue Resident John Peacocke examining the brown sludge in a stream at the Finnebrogue Demense.

An outbreak of pollution in a tributary of the Quoile River is currently under investigation by the Environmental Heritage Service after concerns were raised by local Councillor Cadogan Enright and residents of the Finnebrogue Estate.

Cllr Enright recently visited the site along with local residents who live along side the stream.

Cllr Enright said “The tributary is four foot deep in some places and it seems to be full or organic sentiment. This tributary feeds into the Quoile and, if the pollution follows, I would be very concerned.”

A nearby resident also has serious concerns about the situation and said, “This is a major environmental issue and it seems to be an ongoing problem as it has happened before. All of us in the area are deeply concerned about this development and its long term effects on the abundant wildlife and otters in the water which have not been seen since this mess occurred.”

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