Minister Noonan announces Ireland’s largest protected area for birds.

Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcom Noonan TD, has announced details of Ireland’s largest ever protected area for birds. The new North-West Irish Sea Special Protection Area (SPA) is to be designated under the EU Birds Directive and will cover more than 230,000 hectares of important marine waters which are protected under the EU Birds and Habitats Directive to over 9%.

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