Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (505)

Tony McLoughlin

Ceist:

505. Deputy Tony McLoughlin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when an appeal by persons (details supplied) against the decision to withdraw a forestry licence will be heard; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12253/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

A decision to grant an afforestation licence under the Afforestation Grant and Premium Scheme issued to the person named and their registered forester in May 2018. The decision was subsequently appealed to the Forestry Appeals Committee (FAC).

As the FAC is independent of my Department, I cannot enter into any correspondence with them on any appeal. Queries with regard to scheduling appeal hearings should be addressed directly to the FAC.