IFA Hill Committee Chairman Pat Dunne has called for a process to be established to allow for appeal and fair judgement in cases where farmers’ lands were illegally burned.
Pat Dunne said farmers would face financial loss if they were to take out lands burnt through no fault of their own.
“This is a totally unfair situation. There must be due process that allows farmers to maintain payments where fires damaged their land through no fault of their own. Unless such a process is put in place, farmers with burnt land are being unfairly victimised and have no way to achieve a fair assessment of their situation,” Pat Dunne said.