Shannon pipeline could sound death knell for Tipp investment

Tipperary can wave goodbye to foreign direct investment if the Shannon pipeline goes ahead.

That’s according to Nenagh Councillor Seamie Morris, who’s opposed to the project.

At a cost of €1.2 billion, water will be taken from the Parteen Basin in North Tipperary through a 170 kilometre pipeline to Dublin.

It will supply water to the Greater Dublin region, as well as areas in the Midlands – however the Dublin area already has a leakage rate of around 50%.

The proposals have been met with considerable local opposition with the Fight the Pipe group launching a strong campaign against it.

An information evening against the proposal is taking place in Nenagh Arts Centre at 8pm tomorrow night.

Councillor Seamie Morris says it’s not feasible for the project to go ahead.