IFA Farm Business Chair Rose Mary McDonagh has acknowledged the change in the law regarding rights of way and easements.
“The changes enacted last week removed the cliff edge date of Nov 30th for land owners to register rights of way and easements under the existing legal process,” she said.
The IFA and other stakeholders, including the Law Society, had highlighted to Government the unworkable situation that would have occurred if the existing law was not amended before the November deadline.
The Minister for Justice Helen McEntee last week committed that the Government will carry out a review to identify any necessary changes to ensure that this area of the law is placed on a sustainable long-term basis.
Rose Mary McDonagh said the Minister has to ensure that all relevant stakeholders, including the IFA, are included in this review process.