Concerns over ash dieback

The IFA National Farm Forestry Chairman, Vincent Nally has said  farmers affected by ash dieback have been abandoned by the Government and he is demanding that Minister of State Andrew Doyle introduce a new scheme as a matter of urgency to deal with the issue.

Mr Nally said ash dieback has a devastating consequence for the survival, growth and wood quality of ash trees, and therefore impacts on the commercial value of the timber crop.

Speaking to Ocean FM Vincent Nally explained how ash dieback first arrived in the country.