Written Answers. - Forestry Statistics.

Thursday, 26 July 1973

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 267 No. 12

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Mr. B. Desmond: Information on Barry Desmond  Zoom on Barry Desmond  asked the Minister for Lands if he will state in expansion of a reply of 17th July, 1973, regarding redundancy in the forest concerned, (a) the area of land acquired in each of the past three years for planting, (b) the area acquired by agreement and otherwise, and (c) the area for which negotiations are presently in progress.

Minister for Lands (Mr. T.J. Fitzpatrick,: Information on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Zoom on Thomas J. Fitzpatrick  Cavan): The information requested by the Deputy is set out beneath:

(a) Area acquired in each of the past three years at the forests listed.

County Area acquired 1972-73 1971-72 1970-71
Gross Plantable Gross Plantable Gross Plantable
Donegal Ballybofey 541 300 85 85
Barnesmore
Kerry Waterville 42 42 102¼ 102¼ ¼
Laois Mountrath 48¼ 48 123½ 123½
Leitrim Dowra 75 75 216¼ 216¼ 382¼ 382¼
Limerick Galtee
Meath Clonmellon 211½ 208 43½ 36½ 81¼ 81¼
Tipperary Glen of Aherlow 34 34 31½ 31½
Waterford Ballyduff 84½ 84½ 30¼ 30¼
Tallow 48 48
Wexford Coolgreany ½ 142 142
Wicklow Shelton ¼
Totals 1,036¾ 791½ 658 650¾ 628¼ 628

(b) All of the lands listed above were acquired by agreement.

[2307](c) Negotiations for acquisition of land are not conducted or recorded by forest unit and lands are not allocated to forests for management purposes until they have been acquired by the Forest and Wildlife Service. The acquisition position in the counties concerned is set out beneath.

County Price offers accepted Preliminary stages of investigation
Number of Cases Area Number of Cases Area
Donegal 123 4,706 191 13,658
Kerry 47 6,629 145 12,975
Laois 48 2,944 84 5,615
Leitrim 53 1,492 153 8,861
Limerick 26 1,863 57 4,780
Meath 7 51 68 737
Tipperary 84 5,154 98 6,087
Waterford 45 2,562 110 6,692
Wexford 16 333 36 2,018
Wicklow 12 848 89 20,236
Totals 461 26,582 1,031 81,659

Donegal 628 acres Meath 10 acres
Kerry 188,, Tipperary 333,,
Laois 66,, Waterford 87,,
Leitrim 10,, Wexford 4,,
Limerick 58,, Wicklow 137,,
Total = 1,521 acres.


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