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

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

‘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

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

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