IFA Farm Forestry Chairman, Pat Collins has said farmers are very angry at the lack of progress made with the Hen Harrier Threat Response Plan. He said it is inexcusable that the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has not held a meeting of the Consultative Committee in nearly thirteen months.
IFA SAC Project Chairman Padraic Joyce has accused the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of reneging on previous commitments on designated SAC and SPA areas by refusing to put in place a proper compensation scheme for farmers with designated land, and failing to take into account the devaluation of land as a result of designation.
11 05 2016
Launching a poster campaign in Shannon Harbour, Co Offaly instructing National Parks & Wildlife and Birdwatch Ireland to keep off farmers’ land, IFA National Chairman Jer Bergin has said the new Government must address long-standing issues surrounding land designation.