Forestry

Illegal dumping costs Coillte €2 million over last five years

Illegal dumping costs Coillte €2 million over last five years

Illegal dumping in forests owned by Coillte – much of which is free to recycle – has cost the company...

May 10, 2021

‘Models incorporating forestry’ discourage industrialisation being ‘drumbeat of Irish agriculture’

‘Models incorporating forestry’ discourage industrialisation being ‘drumbeat of Irish agriculture’

“Evolving land use models incorporating forestry are creating carbon-smart agriculture”, along with “empowering less intensive agriculture methodologies through which farmers...

May 7, 2021

Coillte finances take hit from Covid and licencing ‘crisis’

Coillte finances take hit from Covid and licencing ‘crisis’

Coillte has released its financial performance report for the year 2020, noting decreased figures compared to 2019. The authority attributed...

May 4, 2021

‘Job losses loom’ in forestry sector – Nolan

‘Job losses loom’ in forestry sector – Nolan

The current rate of forestry licences being processed and approved by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will...

April 30, 2021

Minister Hackett announces call for proposals under €1m Woodland Support Fund

Minister Hackett announces call for proposals under €1m Woodland Support Fund

Minister Pippa Hackett has announced a public call for projects which support and highlight the environmental, social and economic benefits...

April 26, 2021

Forestry Policy Group told that project management advisor due to start

Forestry Policy Group told that project management advisor due to start

The fourth meeting of the national Forestry Policy Group took place today Thursday, April 22, chaired by the Minister of...

April 22, 2021

Earth Day: New report shows ‘there are still pristine forests’ in Europe

Earth Day: New report shows ‘there are still pristine forests’ in Europe

About 4.9 million hectares of EU forests are ‘primary’ or ‘old-growth’, according to a new report by the EU’s Joint...

April 22, 2021

IFA: Number of forest licences issued in March down 45% on January

IFA: Number of forest licences issued in March down 45% on January

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine last month issued 193 forest licences – which is down 45% on...

April 21, 2021

Online forestry auction to offer over €6 millon euro in lots

Online forestry auction to offer over €6 millon euro in lots

Two companies, based in Galway and Cork, have joined forces to create an auction platform for buying and selling forests...

April 20, 2021

Minister Hackett signs Forest Europe resolutions

Minister Hackett signs Forest Europe resolutions

Minister of State Pippa Hackett along with other European forestry ministers adopted the Forest Europe resolutions, on the subjects of...

April 16, 2021

Afforestation target under climate plan ‘currently unachievable’

Afforestation target under climate plan ‘currently unachievable’

The 8,000ha annual target for afforestation under the Climate Action Plan and Ag Climatise is “currently unachievable” according to one...

April 15, 2021

Fire risk notice issued by department ahead of dry spell

Fire risk notice issued by department ahead of dry spell

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a ‘Condition Orange’ fire notice – indicating high risk –...

April 14, 2021

Nationwide series of virtual forest walks for landowners

Nationwide series of virtual forest walks for landowners

Teagasc is organising a nationwide series of virtual forest walks via Zoom from April 12 to April 21, focusing on...

April 6, 2021

Private forestry owners warned about selling harvesting rights

Private forestry owners warned about selling harvesting rights

The Irish Forest Owners (IFO), a representative body for the majority of forest owner groups in Ireland, has warned private...

March 26, 2021

70% of people say forests are more important during the pandemic

70% of people say forests are more important during the pandemic

70% of Irish adults say forests are more important during Covid-19 – providing a mental and physical wellness boost according...

March 24, 2021

‘Strong interest’ among landowners in new forests – Teagasc

‘Strong interest’ among landowners in new forests – Teagasc

There is a “strong interest among landowners in creating new forests”, Teagasc has claimed. During February and March, a number...

March 18, 2021

‘Farmers will press pause on forestry without significant improvements’

‘Farmers will press pause on forestry without significant improvements’

Minister of State for land use and biodiversity Pippa Hackett has been told that farmers will “press pause on forestry”...

March 17, 2021

New forestry strategy oversight team confirmed at first meeting

New forestry strategy oversight team confirmed at first meeting

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Pippa Hackett has announced the members of the...

March 11, 2021