Hill walkers and Claims

 

Legislation to protect land owners from compensation claims by hill walkers to be introduced this year

Legislation to protect land owners from compensation claims by hill walkers who use their land is to be introduced before the end of this year.

Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring has confirmed that the State Claims Agency, and not farmers, should defend cases taken by hill walkers who sustain on private land.

The Mayo TD has promised a new indemnity scheme would be introduced before the end of the year.

Sligo Leitrim TD and Sinn Fein spokesperson for Agriculture Martin Kenny says the Legislation is overdue.