Concerns Raised That Midlands Mansion Works Will Affect Protected Species Of Bat

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Brown, long eared bats are known to roost in the basement in Emo.

The Irish Wildlife Trust is calling for an investigation into works carried out at a midlands mansion.

The Office of Public Works performed a series of works at Emo Court in Laois, despite concerns they could harm a protected species of bat . 

The brown, long-eared bats roost in the basement.

Campaigns Officer of the IWT, Padraic Fogarty, says there are two primary concerns in the investigation:

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