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To: Coillte and the local government
Keep Lough Key Forest Park In Public Ownership
Don't allow any more sales of Coillte forests including Lough Key Forest Park Boyle Co Roscommon to Center Parcs or similar private companies. All Colitte forests must be kept in public ownership. Already Castle Island (The Rock) Uná Bhán's birth place which was given to us by the Mc Dermotts is in the private hands as are other parts or buildings on Lough Key (traded by Coillte).
The Moylurg Tower has no longer free access and car parking is now fixed charge rate. The Moylurg-Rockingham Ltd has control of the visitor center. This is viewed by many as encroachment on free public access which is being gradually whittled away. This petition sets out to halt further expansion of unsuitable-private investor led 'honey-pot' development - please support by signing the petition today.
Why is this important?
Lough Key Forest Park is a national treasure and must at all costs be kept in public ownership. We're really worried that plans are afoot to sell it or part off, similar to what happened at Newcastle Forest where publicly owned land of which we the Irish people are the stakeholders of was sold off to a foreign private company for profit.
A Plan for Reforestation has recently been launched by the Government so it might be more sustainable ecologically and commercially to provide employment for people anxious to work locally in this plan instead of private investors taking over the place.
How it will be delivered
To the relevant authorities and the Minister