Dáil Éireann - Volume 361 - 23 October, 1985

Written Answers. - Forestry Plantation.

112. Tomás Mac Giolla asked the Minister for Fisheries and Forestry if he will state in respect of each of the last ten years: (a) the total number of acres acquired by his Department for forestry plantation; (b) the number of acres planted with new State forestry; and (c) the number of acres planted with new privately-owned forestry.

Minister for Fisheries and Forestry (Mr. O'Toole): The information requested is set out in the following tabular statement:—

Year

Area acquired

Area of new (State) Planting

Area privately planted

(acres)

(acres)

(acres)

1974

25,371

22,610

524

1975

20,655

22,143

536

1976

26,425

20,657

492

1977

28,705

20,208

385

1978

17,838

19,948

442

1979

8,322

18,750

331

1980

10,580

14,633

662

1981

17,830

15,070

680

1982

22,926

14,865

1,230

1983

14,270

14,080

808

1984*

15,300

12,829

1,127

*provisional