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I’m not against forestry, I’m objecting to getting around EU directives – Peter Sweetman

In an exclusive interview Peter Sweetman tells Margaret Donnelly he has no axe to grind with farmers

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Peter Sweetman says he has no axe to grind with farmers looking to plant or fell forestry

Peter Sweetman says he has no axe to grind with farmers looking to plant or fell forestry

Peter Sweetman says he has no axe to grind with farmers looking to plant or fell forestry

Peter Sweetman is not opposed to forestry, he says, he’s opposed to the Government “getting around EU legislation”.

Known for his numerous submissions, the Mayo-based environmental activist currently has 21 outstanding objections against Coillte, but says he’s not to blame for any alleged shortage of felling licences, which others claim is causing a shortfall of timber in the country.


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