Those of us living in Cloughaneely are privileged to have on our doorstep one of the most beautiful places in Ireland – Ballyness Bay. It is not just lovely to look at. It is home to a whole range of special plants, birds, fish and animals. Some of these are rare and endangered. It is also a place which we all enjoy in our own way – walking, bird watching, fishing, kayaking, sailing, surfing, swimming and so much more. All this is under threat. It is in danger of being destroyed.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine is considering allowing the bay to be used by the shellfish farming industry. We are not opposed to the shellfish industry. We are totally opposed to a shellfish industry in Ballyness Bay.