Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (165)

Catherine Martin

Ceist:

165. Deputy Catherine Martin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if an environmental impact assessment or appropriate assessment, for example, a natura impact assessment, was conducted at a site (details supplied); and if the forestery service granted a tree felling licence or a tree felling licence exemption for the removal of trees. [9107/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

An authorised officer of my Department met with the land owner on site on the 2nd February 2018. The uprooting and clearance of trees is currently being investigated.  My Department is also investigating compliance with the EIA (Agriculture) Regulations which came into force on 8th September 2011.

While these investigations are ongoing, it is not appropriate to comment further.