Enforcement notices issued on Fenit lsland landowners to remove fencing

Kerry County Council has issued enforcement notices on five landowners to remove fencing on Fenit Island.

The notices issued on May 4th, give the landowners eight weeks to remove fencing it says was not exempt from planning and did not have planning permission.

They also have to pay €250 to cover the costs incurred by the council in dealing with the matter.

The notices were served on John P Murphy of Fenit Without, Fenit Island, Kathleen, Kit and Liam McCarthy of Fenit Island, and Seamus O’Sullivan with an address at Bindon Street, Ennis, Co Clare.

They were issued on foot of a decision by An Bord Pleanála that the fencing required planning permission.

The issue had been referred to the planning authority by campaign group, Keep Ireland Open.

Matt Hopper of Save Fenit Island Alliance said there is huge relief locally the issue will be resolved: