In 2019, Leitrim sheep farmer Barry O’Hagan applied through the Western Forestry Co-op for an afforestation licence to plant 13.34ha of his land in Meenymore, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim.

His afforestation licence has been held up due to an appeal and, despite the Forestry Appeals Committee ruling in his favour to go ahead with forestry planting, his licence has been put on hold on foot of a High Court challenge against the decision by community group Save Leitrim.