Midlands TD Wants Support For People Affected By Ash Dieback

Over €15 million has been spent tackling the issue so far.

People need assistance with cutting down and removing trees that are affected by ash dieback.

That's according to Longford Westmeath TD Robert Troy, who wants a new scheme set up to aid and encourage people to remove dangerous roadside trees,

However, Agriculture Minister  Charlie McConalouge says its up to landowners to take all reasonable steps to ensure trees and hedges growing on their land do not become a danger to people using a public road. 

Over €15 million has been spent so far in the removal and replanting of ash trees.

But Deputy Troy says there is a serious health and safety risk:

More from Midlands News

Download Our App