The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) is extremely concerned about the undue haste with which new forestry legislation is being rushed through the Oireachtas. This legislation proposes to introduce fees for objectors for the first time and was part of a broader set of recommendations to reform Ireland’s failed forestry model. Yet this one aspect of the review has been singled out for urgent action ahead of root and branch reform which would address legitimate concerns that forestry is not compliant with environmental law. The IWT is calling on the government to suspend this legislation and to prioritise a new forestry programme that addresses the biodiversity and climate emergency.
CONTACT: Padraic Fogarty IWT Campaigns Officer firstname.lastname@example.org