Ireland has a lot of maritime territory, 880,000 square kilometres stretching out 200 nautical miles from the shoreline, ten times the size of the island we live on. Sounds a lot, but there’s intense spatial marine pressure growing on areas close to shore where wind energy developers are seeking sites for turbines to be driven into the seabed, with potential effects on prime fishing grounds.

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