Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Climate Change Issues: Discussion

4:00 pm

Dr. Eugene Hendrick:

I thank Deputy Martin Kenny for his questions. I will make a few general points. First, the number of people employed in the forestry sector in Ireland is approximately 12,000. There is a lot of activity around County Leitrim. The largest taxpayer in County Leitrim is the Masonite plant, which is based in Drumsna, as Deputy Kenny knows.