Lough Derg blooms thanks to EU rules

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A local expert says EU environmental legislation is helping bring wildlife back to Lough Derg and the River Shannon.

James Whelan of Killaloe River Cruises has been operating boat tours in the area since 1991.

Tipp Today was broadcasting live from Ballina this morning.

And James told Tipp FM’s Trudy Waters that the return of rare and endangered birds is just one sign of how the local environment has recovered thanks to European regulations.