RPS Responds to Minister Gormley's Directions in Relation to Mayo SAC

19th November 2007

RPS have today stated that they will immediately comply with the directions from the Minister for the Environment to reinstate the two boreholes drilled mistakenly in the Glenamoy Bog complex SAC (Special Area of Conservation). RPS are pleased that the Minister has confirmed that no habitats of particular ecological value were adversely affected.
 
Speaking today, Mr PJ Rudden, Director RPS, said "It was a genuine mistake which was the result of miscommunication within both RPS and Shell E&P Ireland Limited. We're more than happy to comply with the Minister's requirements".