Officials investigate worst fish kill in the Eastern Fisheries area that year.
Around a thousand brown trout and salmon were wiped out along a four-mile stretch of a tributary of the Glyde river in June 1995. Situated in south Monaghan close to the Louth-Meath border with Co. Cavan, this was an important fishing and spawning area. It was suspected that farm effluent was to blame.The summer's heatwave meant that river levels were low, making it particularly vulnerable to poisoning.
Alasdair Jackson reports from the Glyde, where experts are electro-fishing to assess the damage. But there are no live fish left for them to stun. Fisheries inspector Paddy Green believes it could take a couple of years for the river to recover.
An RTÉ News report from 26 June 1995.