IFA Reaction to Wicklow Right-of-way Judgment

Hill Farming

The Chairman of the IFA Hill Farming Committee Tom Fadian has welcomed the High Court decision that ruled a right-of-way did not exist on land in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.

Tom Fadian said, “This issue has been a very difficult one for the landowner, and today’s judgment is significant in establishing that there is no right-of-way on this farmer’s land.”

He said, “Farmers have become increasingly concerned at attempts by some people to impose rights-of-way where they do not exist. The way forward for developing recreational tourism in upland areas is through consultation and agreement between all parties. The Walks Scheme, which is up and running at 40 locations around the country with 2,000 farmers participating, must be extended to other areas.”

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