Rare bird of prey stalls planned mountain bike trail

Rare bird of prey stalls planned mountain bike trail

A rare bird of prey is being blamed for blocking the construction of a €2 million mountain bike trail in the Slieve Bloom mountains.

The project is being backed by Coillte, which is prepared to supply the land for what is being touted as a major national tourist attraction. But it has been stalled due to the presence of the hen harrier in the Slieve Blooms.

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is insisting that a...

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