The national organisation Save our Forests Save Our Land is holding a protest outside Coillte head offices in Wicklow tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 1pm.

The group, made up of 38 smaller orgainsations, was set up in strong opposition to the selling off of huge swathes of land by Coillte to a UK Investment company to plant extensive forestry in rural Ireland.

Mayo’s Gerry Loftus, the leader of the Rural Ireland Organisation part of the umbrella group Save our Forests Save Our Land says the time has come to stop the fear inflicted by Coillte on faming communities nationally.

He is appealing to everyone to make the time to attend tomorrow’s protest in an effort he says to ensure the future of rural communities.

Gerry has been speaking to Midwest Radio’s Michael D McAndrew...



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