A backlog of forestry licence applications is leaving tree-felling contractors unable to work and putting the industry at risk, it has been claimed.
Worth €2.3 billion to the economy and employing 12,000 people, the forestry sector relies on licences issued by the Department of Agriculture for trees to be planted and felled.
The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has claimed that challenges from “serial objectors” are delaying this process to the point where it is putting the...
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