Cause of forest fire suspicious

April 23, 2020

The Irish Times have reported the below article relating to a forest fire in young Sitka plantation in Leitrim. The cost to the taxpayer for this damage is estimated at €500,000. If it were caused on purpose by protestors who argue that exchequer funds re diverted into forestry unnecessarily, then they have not helped their cause at all with a further half million being lost during an altogether difficult time nationally and globally.