Forestry

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...

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Fire risk notice issued due to dry conditions

Fire risk notice issued due to dry conditions

After the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine issued a fire risk notice earlier this month, the prolonged spell...

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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

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

MLAs seek Assembly action over NI’s ‘woodland scarcity’

SDLP MLAs have called for action to repair Northern Ireland’s woodland after a report published this week warned the UK’s...

April 15, 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

Forest owners encouraged to attend online meeting with Minister Hackett tomorrow

Forest owners encouraged to attend online meeting with Minister Hackett tomorrow

Forest owners are encouraged to attend an online meeting with Minister of State Pippa Hackett to discuss the newly-launched Project...

March 10, 2021

Agriculture minister could face motion of no confidence

Agriculture minister could face motion of no confidence

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has warned that a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

March 10, 2021

FTI Investments to put €50 million into acquiring forestry harvesting rights

FTI Investments to put €50 million into acquiring forestry harvesting rights

A new forestry investment platform named Family Tree Impact Investments (FTI) has launched plans to deploy €50 million over the...

March 4, 2021

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

Northern Ireland’s forestry development sector in peril

Northern Ireland’s forestry development sector in peril

Restrictions on the importation of young trees from Great Britain (GB) is putting Northern Ireland’s struggling forestry development programme at...

March 2, 2021