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Cost of massive forest blaze is still not known

The exact cost of the ‘multi-million euro’ fire which destroyed Cloosh Valley near Oughterard last May, burning 3,000 acres of forest and 5,000 acres...

Forest fire leaves scorched earth in its wake

THE fall-out from last week’s forest fire in the Cloosh Valley will take a generation to repair. This week, Coillte and wildlife experts have been...

Cloosh valley fire lifts the lid on our air quality myth

Country Living with Francis Farragher Having no sooner consoled myself about the intrinsic benefits of breathing in clean West of Ireland air as compared to...

Satellite imagery being assessed to detect illegally-burned land

The Department of Agriculture has issued a stark warning to landowners in the aftermath of the Cloosh Valley forest fire. Junior Minister Andrew Doyle has...

Cloosh Valley wildfire has been extinguished

Coillte says the major forest fire at Cloosh Valley near Oughterard has been put out. It says staff and army personnel will remain on site...

New equipment brought into Cloosh Valley as fire rages on

New fire fighting equipment has been deployed in the Cloosh Valley in a bid to contain a fire which has engulfed vast area of land. A...


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