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Government commitment to private forestry owners questioned
Declan O’Brien
'Definite bias towards international funds to drive afforestation', joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture and Food told.
12 June 2024 Forestry
Forestry licences well below targets
Early midterm forestry review needed to address the dismal afforestation returns and disappointing felling licences as presented in dashboard data, writes Donal Magner.
9 June 2024 Forestry
Over 1,700ha of forestry approved for planting
Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that 531ha of forestry has been planted to date this year.
Conifer trees 'driving' employment in rural areas
The "fixation" that big conifer forests are bad and broad leaf forests are good is the wrong view to have, consultant Henry Philips has said.
8 May 2024 Forestry
Forestry plantings remain on the floor
Unless there is a surge in activity between now and December, the total area planted will fall well below 2,000ha again this year.
8 May 2024 News
Too much land excluded from forestry - Cahill
At the moment, we have an awful lot of land, including peat lands, that are excluded from afforestation, Fianna Fáil TD Jackie Cahill has said.
2 May 2024 News
Mixed reaction from farmers to ash dieback payment - IFA
The payment does not compensate for the financial loss or emotional toll the disease has had on farmers and their families, IFA forestry chair Jason Fleming said.
30 April 2024 News
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
Planting trees in a more diverse farming enterprise makes financial sense
The new forestry programme is very ambitious, both in terms of targets, and in balancing economic objectives with wider environmental and social objectives, writes Barry Delaney.
20 March 2024 Forestry
NI forestry targets are a 'huge challenge'
Annual rates of afforestation will have to ramp up considerably if future targets are to be met
20 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Investment paying off for Murray Timber Group
A €24m investment in new and replacement technology over the past five years paying dividends for the Ballygar sawmill.
20 March 2024 News
Ireland contributes five million native trees to EU tree initiative
The initiative aims to roughly double the forest expansion rate in the EU achieved over the period 2005-2020 with three billion additional trees planted by 2030.
20 March 2024 News