Donadea safe after Government decision

In a decision that will have consequences for Donadea Forest Park, the Government has decided not to sell the harvesting rights of Coillte.

In a decision that will have consequences for Donadea Forest Park, the Government has decided not to sell the harvesting rights of Coillte.

Coillte manages the forestry at Donadea and there were fears that if it was sold off, as had been mooted, that it would damage the recreational resource.

The decision, announced last week, has been widely welcomed. Local TD, Catherine Murphy said that “the Government have finally taken note of the huge up swell of people power”.

“I am delighted to see that people power has made such a significant impact in this case and resulted in the complete reversal of the decision to sell off the harvesting rights to our national forests.

Fianna Fáil’s James Lawless also welcomed the news and congratulated those who had campaigned against the move.

- Conor McHugh