Forestry

Forestry: 12-month private licence targets missed in each month bar one

Forestry: 12-month private licence targets missed in each month bar one

Figures from the Forestry Licencing Dashboard show that, in each of the twelve months from April 2021 to March 2022...

May 18, 2022

Forestry licensing remains ‘major issue’ impacting hurley makers – TD

Forestry licensing remains ‘major issue’ impacting hurley makers – TD

Forestry licences are currently not being issued within an acceptable timeframe of 120 days, impacting hurley makers now more than...

May 16, 2022

€15m to boost recreation facilities on Coillte lands

€15m to boost recreation facilities on Coillte lands

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys has today (May 13, 2022) announced €15 million in funding as part...

May 13, 2022

TD calls on Minister Hackett to ‘step back’ over forestry ‘debacle’

TD calls on Minister Hackett to ‘step back’ over forestry ‘debacle’

An independent TD has called on Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Pippa...

May 11, 2022

The benefits of wood fuels highlighted in new video

The benefits of wood fuels highlighted in new video

The benefits that wood fuels can have in sustainable forest management have been highlighted in an animation video launched by...

May 9, 2022

Cavan farmer named as winner of Farm Forestry Award

Cavan farmer named as winner of Farm Forestry Award

The winner of the 2022 RDS Teagasc Farm Forestry Award has been announced as Co. Cavan farmer, Cathal Rudden.  Cathal...

May 9, 2022

Agroforestry: European conference to address EU’s Green Deal

Agroforestry: European conference to address EU’s Green Deal

An EU-wide conference on agroforestry will take place in Italy this month to address the role of agroforestry in the...

May 8, 2022

Forestry: ‘Deliberative Dialogue’ set for next week

Forestry: ‘Deliberative Dialogue’ set for next week

A ‘Deliberative Dialogue on Forestry’ is set to be held next week, Minister of State for land use and biodiversity...

May 6, 2022

50% of young trees on untreated sites killed by pine weevil

50% of young trees on untreated sites killed by pine weevil

A Teagasc conference has heard that, on average, 50% of young trees on untreated sites in Ireland and the UK...

May 6, 2022

Investment in forests must increase fourfold – report

Investment in forests must increase fourfold – report

The 2022 State of the World’s Forests Report has outlined the potential of forests to tackle climate change, but states...

May 3, 2022

Record revenues of €422m for Coillte in 2021

Record revenues of €422m for Coillte in 2021

State forestry agency Coillte has posted record revenues of over €420 million for 2021 due to strong demand and higher...

May 3, 2022

Cork TD calls for answers on long forestry licence delays

Cork TD calls for answers on long forestry licence delays

Labour TD Sean Sherlock has said that the years long delays involved in the granting of a forestry licence are...

April 27, 2022

CSO: Afforestation down by over 70% since 2007

CSO: Afforestation down by over 70% since 2007

A report published today (Tuesday, April 26) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveals that the afforestation rate last year...

April 26, 2022

DAFM: ‘Condition orange’ forest fire warning in place

DAFM: ‘Condition orange’ forest fire warning in place

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has issued another ‘condition orange’ forest fire warning for the coming...

April 25, 2022

‘Future of forests’ consultation set to close this week

‘Future of forests’ consultation set to close this week

The closing date for submissions under a public consultation on ‘the future of forests in Ireland’ is this Wednesday (April...

April 25, 2022

DAFM warns of high forest fire risk over weekend

DAFM warns of high forest fire risk over weekend

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has warned that there is a high risk of forest fires...

April 23, 2022

Coillte launches strategy to create 100,000ha of forests by 2050

Coillte launches strategy to create 100,000ha of forests by 2050

Coillte, the semi-state forestry company, has today (Thursday, April 21) announced a new forestry strategic vision which includes the creation...

April 21, 2022

Call to replace ‘not fit for purpose’ forestry licensing system with regulation

Call to replace ‘not fit for purpose’ forestry licensing system with regulation

A webinar has heard how a significant increase in tree planting could sequester 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2)...

April 14, 2022