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Construction group promoting homegrown timber
Donal Magner
The Timber in Construction Steering Group has identified five themes, designed to transform timber usage in sustainable building. Donal Magner reports.
10 April 2024 News
No agreement on ash dieback funding
Talks between the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are ongoing but no agreement has been reached regarding financing the ash dieback implementation plan.
10 April 2024 Forestry
Forest size and profitability
Donal Magner asks if there are opportunities for forestry to be the main farm income source rather than an alternative revenue.
Department to review some of Coillte's land sales
Coillte is to seek clarification on it having to notify the Department of land sales over €150,000 in value.
10 April 2024 Forestry
Coillte denied permission to fell and rewet forestry land in Galway
The 343ha site of lodgepole pine and Sitka spruce is currently managed for commercial forestry.
9 April 2024 News
Dealing with the fallout from ash dieback
Simon White of the Limerick Tipperary Woodland Owners and Derek McCabe of the Irish Forestry Owners are two growers directly impacted by ash dieback. They share their experiences of the disease.
3 April 2024 News
Quantifying non-market benefits of forestry
As members of the public make 29 million visits to Irish forests annually, is there a case for quantifying this public good aspect forestry, asks Donal Magner.
3 April 2024 Forestry
Conway to step down as CEO of Western Forestry Co-op
Conway wouldn't be drawn on future plans but said she will maintain her interest in forestry.
3 April 2024 Forestry
Forest cover increased 12% between 2012 and 2021
Wicklow was the county with the highest percentage cover of forests and woodlands in 2021.
30 March 2024 Forestry
Good science must shape our forest future
A properly funded, co-ordinated forest research programme and research centre is required to meet the challenges facing Irish forestry, writes Gerhardt Gallagher.
24 March 2024 Forestry
Challenges facing forest owners
Olive Leavy looks at how we can build a forest culture in Ireland that is seen as an active and rewarding part of land stewardship.
23 March 2024 Forestry
Honesty needed by Government on the role of productive forestry
Not only is productive forestry being obstructed, native woodland projects are also failing.
20 March 2024 Forestry