ash dieback

Department ‘must introduce new properly funded’ ash dieback scheme

Department ‘must introduce new properly funded’ ash dieback scheme

A new ash dieback grant must be introduced to cover some of the financial loss incurred by forest owners, according...

March 3, 2021

Oireachtas agri committee releases its report on forestry sector

Oireachtas agri committee releases its report on forestry sector

The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine has published a report into the forestry sector in Ireland...

March 2, 2021

‘Reducing ash dieback spread – rather than eradication – the aim of new scheme’ – Creed

‘Reducing ash dieback spread – rather than eradication – the aim of new scheme’ – Creed

Reducing the spread of ash dieback and cutting disease levels – rather than eradicating the disease – is the focus...

June 24, 2020

Department outlines payment details for new ash dieback scheme

Department outlines payment details for new ash dieback scheme

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has outlined the payment details under the new Reconstitution and Underplanting Scheme...

June 17, 2020

Why is a new ash dieback scheme needed?

Why is a new ash dieback scheme needed?

The issue of the ash dieback disease in ash trees continues to be a major source of concern in that...

June 11, 2020

Revised Reconstitution Scheme for ash dieback to be introduced

Revised Reconstitution Scheme for ash dieback to be introduced

The Reconstitution Scheme for ash plantations affected by ash dieback will be reintroduced by the Department of Agriculture, Food and...

June 11, 2020

Ash Dieback: 1,600ha of ash removed since 2013

Ash Dieback: 1,600ha of ash removed since 2013

Since 2013, over 1,600ha of ash have been removed, costing the state over €4.4 million, according to Minister for Agriculture,...

June 7, 2019

‘It is time for a new approach in Ireland to ash dieback’

‘It is time for a new approach in Ireland to ash dieback’

A review of the national response to the ash dieback disease has today been announced by Minister of State at...

April 20, 2018

‘Uncertainty’ around ash dieback concerning forest owners

‘Uncertainty’ around ash dieback concerning forest owners

There are significant concerns in relation to ash dieback in Ireland, according to the chairman of the Limerick and Tipperary...

April 11, 2018

Over €3m paid out to date under ash dieback reconstitution scheme

Over €3m paid out to date under ash dieback reconstitution scheme

Over €3m has been paid out since 2013 under the Reconstitution Scheme for ash dieback, figures from the Department of...

February 1, 2017

Ash dieback confirmed in several agri-environment scheme plantings

Ash dieback confirmed in several agri-environment scheme plantings

To date in 2016, up to September 30, there has been three confirmed findings of ash dieback in farm landscaping /...

December 21, 2016

Ash Dieback being found in native hedgerows with ‘no source of infection nearby’

Ash Dieback being found in native hedgerows with ‘no source of infection nearby’

The Department of Agriculture is now finding Ash Dieback disease in native hedgerows where there is no obvious introduced source...

November 21, 2016

Harvesting of hurley butts starts in Johnstown Castle

Harvesting of hurley butts starts in Johnstown Castle

The harvesting of hurley butts commenced earlier this week in Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, an operation which is part of...

September 11, 2016

Ash dieback now in all 26 counties to a ‘greater or lesser extent’

Ash dieback now in all 26 counties to a ‘greater or lesser extent’

Ash dieback is present to a greater or lesser extent in all 26 counties in Ireland, the Department of Agriculture has...

August 25, 2016

80% of hurleys are made from imported ash

80% of hurleys are made from imported ash

There are 450,000 hurleys produced in Ireland every year and 80% of those are made from imported ash, according to...

September 6, 2015

How to spot the signs of ash dieback

How to spot the signs of ash dieback

The number of ash dieback cases in Ireland continues to decrease year-on-year and there has been 26 new findings so...

September 1, 2015

Almost 700ha of ash forestry destroyed due to ash dieback

Almost 700ha of ash forestry destroyed due to ash dieback

To date approximately 693ha of ash forestry plantations have been cleared and replanted with alternative species, according to figures released...

April 24, 2015