MulkearLIFE was delighted to host the Senior Management Team of the newly established Inland Fisheries Ireland on their recent visit to Limerick. The project team was in a position to make a detailed presentation to Dr. Ciaran Byrne, CEO, and the various heads of function including Head of Finance, Mr Pat Doherty, Head of Human Resources, Mr Kieran Murphy, Head of Operations, Dr Greg Forde, Head of Research & Development, Dr Cathal Gallagher and Head of Logistics, Mr Brian Sheerin. Also present was Shannon River Basin District Manager Mr Sean Ryan. Following the presentation and a discussion on the future work plans of MulkearLIFE up until June 2011, the project team was delighted to take the visiting party on a field trip. The field trip offered the visiting party an opportunity to review the ongoing work of MulkearLIFE on the Newport River where the Office of Public Works (OPW) have been extremely busy in recent months undertaking instream enhancement work. The OPW together with Limerick County Council are the two Associated Beneficiaries (main project partners).
The Senior Management Team was given an opportunity to review a newly constructed vortex weir below Ballymackeogh Bridge and bank protection below the bridge. The visiting party was also given an opportunity to review a Giant Hogweed monitoring site used to assess levels of kill-off of Giant Hogweed. The visitors expressed their delight with the progress that MulkearLIFE is making.