#corkharbour – A statement today by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, that a detailed quantitative risk assessment is to be undertaken for Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour is being questioned by the Green Party's Dan Boyle.
"The biggest question is, why? Several studies have already taken place. Years of data exist. A major review of these reports was commissioned five years ago by the then Minister for the Environment, John Gormley, the first time risk information was ever made available by any Irish government.
"Three years into the life of this government we seem to have nothing but a stream of press releases designed to give the impression of activity, when in reality nothing has physically changed on Haulbowline since 2011."