Motion: Lough Neagh Rescue Plan – 13 February 2024

Motion: Lough Neagh Rescue Plan


That this Assembly recognises the vital importance of Lough Neagh to our environment, ecology and drinking water supply; further recognises its importance to tourism, fishing and leisure activities in local communities surrounding the Lough; notes with grave concern the ecological damage caused by the blue-green algae bloom last summer that choked the Lough and spread throughout our waterways and beaches; calls for a cross-departmental body to be set up to address the immediate issues facing Lough Neagh; and further calls on the Executive to put in place a new management structure and plan to include input from communities and organisations with an interest in the welfare of the Lough, so that it can be managed, protected and promoted in the interest of all.

Mr Philip McGuigan

Mrs Linda Dillon

Mr Declan Kearney


Amendment 1

Insert after ‘cross-departmental body’:

‘, to include relevant non-governmental organisations,’

[Mr John Blair] 

[Mr David Honeyford] 

[Mr Eóin Tennyson]

[Ms Sorcha Eastwood] 

[Mr Peter McReynolds] 

[Ms Sian Mulholland]