Online Fundraising for Clubs, Schools and Causes

Con, Sarah & Niamh's Parachute Jump

On the 24th September Con Lehane, Sarah Hodkinson and Niamh Falvey each undertook a sponsored tandem sky dive from 10,000 feet with the Irish Parachute Club in support of the Shehy Wind Action Group, who are opposing the development of a large scale industrial wind farm around the iconic Shehy Mountain. Funds raised will go towards our High Court Action. Please support us and help save Shehy for future generations. Thank you so much to all our supporters so far!!

Supporters

10
17-09-2017

Sarah Hodkinson

25.00
12-09-2017

Anonymous

107.00
09-09-2017

Joseph Pittam

Best of luck with the jump. Go for it!

75.00
08-09-2017

Eamonn, Tiffany, Amelia

Best of luck Niamh

30.00
08-09-2017

James & Kay Cronin

The very best of luck .

53.50
07-09-2017

Maresa, Ronnie & kids

Good luck Niamh. Good on you for having the guts to go ahead and throw yourself out a plane. Wishing you all the best and a safe landing. Love from Maresa, Ronnie, John, Scott and Erin xxxxx. P.S - make sure there are batteries in the camera filming you ;)

26.75

Social Feeds

Facebook Feeds

Status updated: 12th Jun, 2018

Dear Friends,

We have been unjustly put into a position where we have been left with no choice but to withdraw our case which was due to be heard in the high court tomorrow. Due to a recent change in the way judges are implementing the law, if we were to lose in court it is very likely we would be ordered to pay partial costs to An Bord Pleanala and the developers, on two of our strongest grounds. This could be a substantial amount of money which the 5 individuals who have put their names to this case would be personally liable for. Until a few weeks ago this would not have happened. We also had to consider that several recent cases against windfarms have been lost in the high court, including Carrigarierk (Johnstown) and Cleanrath.

Our legal advisers suggested that our best option might be to negotiate with An Bord Pleanala and the developers whereby we would withdraw our case on condition they do not claim any of their costs back from us. After agonising over this decision, the 5 signatories felt they had no option but to withdraw the case on these grounds. None of us are in a position to pay a huge bill for costs. We would be risking our homes and our livelihoods. We agreed to accept liability for the cost of bringing this case but we are unable to commit to being liable for a potential doubling or trebling of that cost.

Everyone involved is devastated by this after we have fought so hard to get to this point and after all the hard work put in by so many of us and our legal team. We always knew we might lose but never imagined we would not even get the opportunity to argue our case.

This is a totally unacceptable situation. We believe that this change in the way the law is implemented in relation to costs is designed to prevent us and others like us from ever going to court to challenge the decisions of An Bord Pleanala. There have been too many successful cases so they are trying to put a stop to it. It is outrageously unfair and unjust. The Irish legal system is set up make it as difficult as possible for ordinary people and communities to have any access to it.

HOWEVER. Our fight so far has by no means all been in vain. We have delayed the permission for this windfarm by 4 or 5 years and caused the developers considerable trouble and expense. An Bord Pleanala and the developers might have won this battle but they have not yet won the war!! We know we are in the right and we are not giving up yet. Neither Shehy More Wind Farm or Carrigarierk Wind Farm can go ahead without a grid connection which they do not yet have. The developers have applied for two alternative substations to connect these wind farms and the proposed Barnadivane Wind Farm to the grid. One at Carrigarierk and one at Barnadivane. No less than 11 appeals were submitted to An Bord Pleanala recently in relation to the Carrigarierk Substation and cable route. The decision of An Bord Pleanala on the Barnadivane Substation and Windfarm is still awaited. If need be, there are likely to be grounds on which these two projects could still be safely opposed in the courts. We would urge you all to support the fight against these two substations in whatever way you are able.

Thankyou to everyone for all your support. We are sorry we do not have better news to bring you today.

The Shehy Wind Action GroupDear Friends,

We have been unjustly put into a position where we have been left with no choice but to withdraw our case which was due to be heard in the high court tomorrow. Due to a recent change in the way judges are implementing the law, if we were to lose in court it is very likely we would be ordered to pay partial costs to An Bord Pleanala and the developers, on two of our strongest grounds. This could be a substantial amount of money which the 5 individuals who have put their names to this case would be personally liable for. Until a few weeks ago this would not have happened. We also had to consider that several recent cases against windfarms have been lost in the high court, including Carrigarierk (Johnstown) and Cleanrath.

Our legal advisers suggested that our best option might be to negotiate with An Bord Pleanala and the developers whereby we would withdraw our case on condition they do not claim any of their costs back from us. After agonising over this decision, the 5 signatories felt they had no option but to withdraw the case on these grounds. None of us are in a position to pay a huge bill for costs. We would be risking our homes and our livelihoods. We agreed to accept liability for the cost of bringing this case but we are unable to commit to being liable for a potential doubling or trebling of that cost.

Everyone involved is devastated by this after we have fought so hard to get to this point and after all the hard work put in by so many of us and our legal team. We always knew we might lose but never imagined we would not even get the opportunity to argue our case.

This is a totally unacceptable situation. We believe that this change in the way the law is implemented in relation to costs is designed to prevent us and others like us from ever going to court to challenge the decisions of An Bord Pleanala. There have been too many successful cases so they are trying to put a stop to it. It is outrageously unfair and unjust. The Irish legal system is set up make it as difficult as possible for ordinary people and communities to have any access to it.

HOWEVER. Our fight so far has by no means all been in vain. We have delayed the permission for this windfarm by 4 or 5 years and caused the developers considerable trouble and expense. An Bord Pleanala and the developers might have won this battle but they have not yet won the war!! We know we are in the right and we are not giving up yet. Neither Shehy More Wind Farm or Carrigarierk Wind Farm can go ahead without a grid connection which they do not yet have. The developers have applied for two alternative substations to connect these wind farms and the proposed Barnadivane Wind Farm to the grid. One at Carrigarierk and one at Barnadivane. No less than 11 appeals were submitted to An Bord Pleanala recently in relation to the Carrigarierk Substation and cable route. The decision of An Bord Pleanala on the Barnadivane Substation and Windfarm is still awaited. If need be, there are likely to be grounds on which these two projects could still be safely opposed in the courts. We would urge you all to support the fight against these two substations in whatever way you are able.

Thankyou to everyone for all your support. We are sorry we do not have better news to bring you today.

The Shehy Wind Action Group

Status updated: 12th Apr, 2018

Application gone in for Nowen Hill. Check out FB page - Cummeen (Nowen Hill) Wind Action Group

Contact Us

Contact Details

Moneylea, Dunmanway, Cork, IRELAND