A Connemara farmer has challenged the National Parks and Wildlife (NPWS) and Department of Culture to take him to court over drainage work he is carrying out on his land in a special area of conservation (SAC).

Loch Con Aortha farmer Seosamh Ó Suilleabháin said the GLAS agri-environment scheme is so unworkable that it makes it impossible for farmers like him to work the land sustainably.