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THE DARK ZONE! – LIGHTING MONAGHAN GREENWAY WOULD BE BAD FOR BATS AND GOOD FOR VANDALS, MUNICIPAL DISTRICT TOLD

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29 Oct 2015 Comments Off on THE DARK ZONE! – LIGHTING MONAGHAN GREENWAY WOULD BE BAD FOR BATS AND GOOD FOR VANDALS, MUNICIPAL DISTRICT TOLD

PETER HUGHES Providing a comprehensive public lighting system on the Monaghan Greenway would have a negative impact on the local bat population and might also encourage anti-social behaviour, the October meeting of the Monaghan Municipal District was told. The issue of providing some form of public lighting on the popular walking and cycling trail has been discussed at MD level for some time – but a survey of the greenway’s bat population has advocated the maintenance of “dark zones” of limited or no lighting to preserve its integrity as a habitat. At the ...