News

Local TD calls for Taoiseach to intervene in forestry sector crisis

Aug 4, 2021 14:08 By Shannonside News
Local TD calls for Taoiseach to intervene in forestry sector crisis Local TD calls for Taoiseach to intervene in forestry sector crisis
Share this article

The price of timber is currently at an all-time high due to the issues surrounding the felling licenses.

A Roscommon/Galway TD is calling on the forestry minister to stand down from her role as the chair of a major industry policy group.

Green Party Senator Pippa Hacket is a Minister of State with responsibility for the forestry sector and chairs the group comprising of representatives from the forestry industry, environmental NGOs, community, farmers, and state agencies, which is designed to create new strategies for the industry in Ireland.

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called on the Junior Minister to stand down from her position as chair over what he claims is inaction from the department in tackling serious issues with the delays in the granting of felling licenses.

Advertisement

The Roscommon-Galway TD says despite measures including hiring more ecologists to alleviate problems with the backlog in issuing licenses, the industry is in crisis, with the situation worsening rapidly.

Deputy Fitzmaurice says the Taoiseach will need to step in to resolve the problem if the Department of Agriculture can't:

Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

Shannonside Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.

Copyright © 2021 Shannonside FM. Developed by Square1 and Powered by PublisherPlus