Agriculture Minister has done nothing to address regulation of plantations in Leitrim

A Leitrim Councillor says Minister Michael Creed has done nothing to address their concerns about the regulation of huge plantations in the county.

Fianna Fail Councillor Mary Bohan this week called for weight restrictions to be put in place on rural roads in Leitrim to protect against the damage big forestry trucks are causing to the county’s infrastructure.

Mary Bohan says forestry trucks are ‘plundering’ the county’s roads

It follows previous calls for planning to be required for any company wanting to plant in the county.

Councillor Bohan says their calls to Minister Michael Creed on this issue have gone unheard:

She says huge trucks are ‘plundering’ the county’s roads and they should be made to pay for any damage they do: