Forestry

Oireachtas committee to hold full day of meetings this week

Oireachtas committee to hold full day of meetings this week

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will hold a full day’s worth of meetings this week...

April 11, 2022

Minister Hackett says overall forestry-licensing target will be met

Minister Hackett says overall forestry-licensing target will be met

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett has welcomed further progress made...

April 7, 2022

Forestry Appeals Committee sees ‘huge reduction in backlog’ – Hackett

Forestry Appeals Committee sees ‘huge reduction in backlog’ – Hackett

The Forestry Appeals Committee (FAC) saw a “huge reduction in [the] backlog and turnaround times” of forestry licence appeals last...

April 1, 2022

Agroforestry to benefit farmers and help achieve environmental targets

Agroforestry to benefit farmers and help achieve environmental targets

The Irish Agroforestry Forum (IAF) has recently launched its website to foster collaborations and act as an information hub tailored...

March 29, 2022

Lumber trade ‘permanently altered’ by sanctions on Russia

Lumber trade ‘permanently altered’ by sanctions on Russia

The global lumber trade will be permanently altered by the sanctions placed on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, according...

March 29, 2022

Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group scheme reopened

Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group scheme reopened

Minister of State for Biodiversity and Land Use, senator Pippa Hackett has today (Tuesday, March 29) announced the opening of...

March 29, 2022

‘Condition orange’ fire risk in place until Monday

‘Condition orange’ fire risk in place until Monday

A ‘condition orange’ danger rating for fire – indicating “high fire risk” – is currently in place and will remain...

March 25, 2022

Canning Hurleys forced to close as ash dieback hits supply chain

Canning Hurleys forced to close as ash dieback hits supply chain

Canning Hurleys has announced that it will close its business next week as ash dieback has now impacted most of...

March 25, 2022

New report on wood products released to mark international day of forests

New report on wood products released to mark international day of forests

A new report developed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Forest Institute...

March 21, 2022

Forestry trading platform completes first online auction

Forestry trading platform completes first online auction

Tradeforus Forestry Ltd. – a new online forestry trading platform – recently held its first successful online auction, and will...

March 18, 2022

Public consultation launched on future of forests in Ireland

Public consultation launched on future of forests in Ireland

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has launched a public consultation survey on the future of forests...

March 16, 2022

UCD to run free tree felling licence webinar

UCD to run free tree felling licence webinar

A panel of forestry experts will speak at a webinar on the barriers to tree felling licences, run by University...

March 13, 2022

Carbon markets continue to expand but call for regulation

Carbon markets continue to expand but call for regulation

The scope of international carbon markets continues to expand with the potential of forestry increasingly recognised in this context. However,...

March 11, 2022

Survey: Three out of four people want more forestry

Survey: Three out of four people want more forestry

Three out of four people want to see more forestry or woodlands planted in their county, according to a new...

March 3, 2022

Trade sanctions against Russia likely to impact global forestry shipments

Trade sanctions against Russia likely to impact global forestry shipments

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia will likely halt planned investments in its forest industry, according to Wood Resources International’s...

February 28, 2022

First online auction for new forestry-trading platform set for March

First online auction for new forestry-trading platform set for March

A new online platform for buyers and sellers of Ireland’s 930,000ac of privately owned forests is set to hold its...

February 24, 2022

Myth to say all Sitka spruce is bad – Green Party senator

Myth to say all Sitka spruce is bad – Green Party senator

A Green Party senator has told a debate that it is important to look at forestry as an industry and...

February 21, 2022

Call for a change in mindset on the role of forestry

Call for a change in mindset on the role of forestry

A landscape architect has said that the mindset around the role of forestry needs to shift to a more long-term...

February 19, 2022