Dáil debates

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Ceisteanna ar Sonraíodh Uain Dóibh - Priority Questions

Forestry Sector

9:20 am

Photo of Holly CairnsHolly Cairns (Cork South West, Social Democrats) | Oireachtas source

The forestry sector remains in crisis almost two years after the Minister of State, Deputy Hackett, introduced legislation to address the issue. The programme for Government set out a target of 8,000 ha of new forests per year but we are planting only 2,000 ha. The Social, Economic Environmental Forestry Association of Ireland, SEEFA, which was formed last year to represent private sector forestry in this crisis, continues to raise major issues in the industry. What is the Government doing in response?


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