Energy company to pay €250,000 to Kerry County Council

Hibernian Wind Energy will have to a pay a bond of almost a quarter of a million euro to Kerry County Council. The bond will be payed in order to ensure all revised works on a wind farm for Killgarvan will be completed. Hibernian Wind Power is the same company that is allegedly at the centre of the Derrybrien bog landslides. This application for the construction of 28 wind turbines had been with An Bord Pleanala before both parties, An Taisce and Michael J Horgan withdrew their objections.The turbines will be 70 metres in height with a diameter of 4 meters. Kerry County Council granted the application subject to 29 conditions. 8 of these relate to the prevention of pollution to the area. In granting the application the local authority has requested that the company look at finding alternative sites for four of the turbines. A bond of 240,000 euro will have to be lodged before work can begin on the project.