12,000 jobs at risk in forestry sector

 

12 thousand jobs are at risk in the forestry sector due to the backlog in granting afforestation and felling licences.

Thats according to the Social Economic, Environmental Forestry Association of Ireland.

They are staging a series of social media protests today targeting Government TD's in an effort to highlight the crisis in the sector.

Teige Ryan of the association says he has no option but to export seedlings due to lack of government action.