IFA wants conifer planting stopped in Leitrim until survey done

The IFA is calling for an independent study to be carried out into the extent and effects of forestry in County Leitrim.

About 25 people supporting the call took part in an IFA anti-forestry protest in Sligo town at the weekend.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, during his visit to Sligo, told Ocean FM News that forestry is an important part in the effort to combat climate change and that he would like to see more counties and more farmers planting forestry.

But Leitrim IFA Chairman James Gallagher is calling for the planting of conifer trees to be stopped in Leitrim until the study is carried out.