Tipp TD Calls For Reforms In Managing Forestry

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A Government Tipperary TD is calling for reforms in the management of forestry in Ireland.

Fianna Fail’s Jackie Cahill believes meeting targets for planting and the removal of what he termed  “gross Levels of Red tape and bureaucracy” was essential to ensure a vibrant and sustainable forestry sector.

The Thurles based TD says there would be benefit for both the environment and economy in rural and urban settings.

The Minister of State with responsibility for Forestry at the Senator Pippa Hackett published a major review of the sector and this is now expected to lead to extensive reforms.

The independent expert review was commissioned by the Minister’s department to review Ireland’s forestry regulations and was undertaken by law firm Philip Lee LLP.