Government hindering rather than helping realisation of wood potential – Claim

A spokesperson for Woodland owners in Donegal says successive governments have sold off Irish fishing rights and gas rights, and now, the government is on the verge of selling off forestry harvesting rights currently held by Coillte.

John Jackson was speaking as the Donegal Woodland Owners begins courses in Stranorlar and Inishowen this week aimed at adding value to their product.

Mr Jackson says Donegal has a huge resource which isn't being realised, and with support, forestry and woodland can make a major contribution to the county's economy.........