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IFA President Joe Healy met this week with Transport Minister Shane Ross TD and called for the publication of the long-awaited strategy document which sets out the framework for the delivery of recreational routes such as greenways.

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IFA President Joe Healy has accused local authorities of ignoring the instructions of Minister for Transport, Shane Ross by continuing to threaten farmers with CPOs in efforts to plough through Greenway routes, despite the Minister’s decision to halt developments while engagement takes place with all stakeholders.

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IFA Environment Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on Minister for Transport, Shane Ross to immediately commence consultations with farmers and landowners affected by greenways, following his recognition today that farmers across that country have not been treated properly.

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IFA Environment Committee Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the Department of Transport to make funding to local authorities for greenways to be contingent on the development of a Code of Practice for engaging with landowners.

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IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Thomas Cooney has called on the Department of Transport to rethink its approach to the development of the proposed Dublin to Galway Greenway and to put farmers’ concerns at the centre of any future development.

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