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Ireland mulls selling forests to pay debt

Controversial new scheme is part of efforts to meet IMF demands to reduce debts.
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 12:36

Ireland is considering a controversial new scheme to sell off parts of its forests, as a part of efforts to meet demands from the International Monetary Fund to reduce its debts.

Ireland is not the only eurozone member to try to sell off its environment to make some money. Greece has put some of its islands up for sale.

But the move would make Ireland the only country in the developed world without a publicly owned forest. 

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from Wicklow, Ireland.

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