Controversial pipeline could leave rural Ireland behind

Rural Ireland will struggle to compete for industry against Dublin, if a controversial water pipe line from Tipperary to Dublin goes ahead.

That’s according to Tipp man Liam Minihan, founder of the Fight the Pipe group, who have been very vocal in their opposition against this project.

The proposed pipe looks set to cost in the region of 1.2 billion euro – and will pump 330 million litres of water a day from the Shannon to the capital.

However, Liam Minihan says this, combined with a fall in usage, will see Dublin with spare capacity – leaving rural Ireland behind when it comes to water intensive industries.