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“Let us do our job” is the call from An Taisce to the Taoiseach following comments on Glanbia’s proposed South Kilkenny facility

He'd called for the group to abandon its plans to appeal a recent High Court decision

An Taisce says the Taoiseach should just let us do our job.

Micheál Martin yesterday in the Dáil called for the national trust body to abandon its attempt to stop the development of Glanbia’s proposed cheese factory in South Kilkenny.

Minister of State at the planning department, Carlow Kilkenny Green Party representative Malcolm Noonan says he’s prohibited from comment on live planning issues which is one of the outcomes of the Planning Tribunal.

But he says Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) play an important role in raising environmental issues and in the planning process.

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin called for An Taisce to abandon plans to appeal a recent High Court decision but Natural Environment Officer Dr Elaine McGoff says it’s not normal for a sitting Taoiseach to comment on open planning issues.

Listen back to the conversation in full from KCLR Live with Eimear Ní Bhraonáin here: