Cork County Council have this week confirmed that they will be ‘significantly’ reducing the amount of weedkiller, specifically Glyphosate, in 2022, and will ‘potentially eliminate it totally in future years.’

However, it might be said that the council executive’s response was not as enthusiastic as the elected members.

The discussion on weedkiller use at Monday’s Full Council meeting came off the back of a motion raised by Cllr Liam Quaide, and almost universally welcomed by any councillor who joined in on the issue.

However, the positive reaction to the move was not quite matched by the executive office of the council, who said: ‘Sometimes what is wildly popular is not the right thing to do.’

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