INHFA want land designations addressed

As discussions continue with regard to the proposed Nature Restoration Law and its possible impact, the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association (INHFA) have called for a reassessment of the SAC and SPA land designations that forms part of the Natura 2000 network.

National President Vincent Roddy detailed how the experience of over 30,000 landowners with designated lands has been a significant factor in recognising the major threat posed by the Nature Restoration Law.

Mr Roddy said it was “vital that we immediately park the Nature Restoration Law and seek a full renegotiation of the Natura 2000 designations to ensure we give equal status to the social and economic impact of these designations”.