‘If we end up in Mountjoy so what’ – farmers facing ash dieback threaten to take law into their own hands

'People planted in good faith, planting land that was in their families for generations. The emotional toll is massive and is not being acknowledged.'

Margaret Donnelly

Farmers with ash dieback say they will be left with no option but to take the law into their own hands and clear plantations affected by the disease due to the “bureaucratic nightmare” around getting licences to fell the trees.