Following a meeting of the members of the Northern Committee of Cork County on May 21, it was announced that Cork County Council officials will conduct an economic impact study to find out what it will mean economically to Fermoy if the weir is not repaired. 

Cllr Noel McCarthy, who was one of the local councillors at the meeting said that he wants the decisions to happen quickly as the weir brings footfall and tourism to Fermoy.

He hopes that in 6 weeks time they will know the results of the economic impact statement and they have received meeting dates with Inland Fisheries Ireland and with the Minister for the Environment and Communications. 

Deputy Sean Sherlock feels that the decision for Cork County Council to conduct an economic impact study is merely diversion tactics and has expressed his views in a statement made to The Avondhu this week. 

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