Save Leitrim group disputes Department of Agriculture report on forestry

The Save Leitrim Group is disputing a recent Department of Agriculture report on the amount of land in Leitirm covered in in forestry.

The Forest Statistics Ireland 2019 report published by the Department of Agriculture stated 18.9pc of Leitrim was under forestry.

The group is claiming the figure could be double the official percentage given.

The group recently held a demonstration outside Leitrim County Council’s first meeting since the local elections to highlight its opposition to the Government’s forestry policy.

Spokesperson Brian Smyth says the report is not basing its figures on the actual proportion of land available.