Martin Kenny TDÂ is the official agriculture spokesman for the Sinn FÃ©in party. He yesterdayÂ called upon minister for agriculture, Michael Creed TD, to extend the period of planting under the GLAS scheme in whichÂ farmers are allowed to complete planting and coppicing of trees and hedgerows.
Deputy Kenny said:
âFarmers are having difficulty finding sufficient hedges and trees to fulfil their GLAS planting requirements.
Kenny also added âI have no doubt that suppliers are doing their utmost to meet the needs of farmers at this time, but I am calling for some flexibility on the ministerâs part to allow GLAS participants time to complete their planting.â
Under the scheme all planting of hedgerows and Grove or native trees are to be completed by the already passed deadline ofÂ March 31st.