Saturday 21 October 2017

John Drennan: State set to sell 'people's trees' warns FF

John Drennan

John Drennan

IT was the most warmly welcomed initiative of the millennium celebrations -- a tree planted in the name of every family in the State.

But citizens who believe they own one of the famous "millennium trees", planted under the orders of the late minister Seamus Brennan in 2000, should make sure they have kept the paperwork detailing their ownership.

As concern grows that the Government is planning to sell off the "people's millennium trees'' as part of its privatisation strategy, Fianna Fail's marine and fisheries spokesperson John Browne has warned the Government, the ECB, the EU and the IMF troika to "keep their hands off'' the trees.

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