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€35m Hen Harrier scheme grounded by contract delays

Farmers in designated areas being treated with 'contempt' - ICMSA

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Protected species: Hen harrier

Protected species: Hen harrier

Protected species: Hen harrier

The Government's long awaited €35m Hen Harrier Scheme remains at a "standstill" despite mounting pressure from frustrated farm lobby groups.

Last month, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine identified a preferred project team to administer the scheme to protect the endangered bird of prey, but delays continue to hamper the awarding of the contract.


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