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 Letters
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
Inequity in the ash dieback scheme was considered to be unacceptable - Simon White, chair, Limerick and Tipperary Woodland owners (LTWO).
12 June 2024 Letters
Letter regarding the ash dieback taskforce
"As a farmer in Sligo, not a forest owner, I watch the hedges daily as all of the ash in them are in an advanced state of decay" - Liam Feeney, Co Sligo.
Removing ash dieback plantations costs €5,800/ha
The cost of clearing infected ash plantations this year varied from €2,600/ha to €11,000/ha.
5 June 2024 News
Letter in response to the Department's meeting of the ash dieback taskforce
"Response to press releases from the DAFM over the first meeting of the ash dieback taskforce" - Simon White, chairman, Limerick & Tipperary woodland Owners (LTWO)
5 June 2024 Letters
Ash Dieback Scheme 'shambolic' - Kerrane
Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane has said that despite changes made to the Ash Dieback Scheme, it is "not workable" and called on Minister Hackett to make the scheme "workable".
4 June 2024 News
Hackett's 'constructive engagement' taskforce comments spark furious reaction
Forestry grower groups accuse the the Minister of State of engaging in 'spin'.
2 June 2024 News
Ashflation strikes hurl prices
We've all heard of inflation, then there was shrinkflation and now we've got ashflation.
29 May 2024 News
Heated exchanges at ash dieback taskforce
Forestry growers' representatives said they signed up to the taskforce's terms of reference "under duress".
29 May 2024 News
Ash dieback taskforce meets for first time
The taskforce is comprised of relevant stakeholders, including representatives of ash plantation owners.
29 May 2024 News
Some growers ‘dead and buried’ before receiving all ash dieback monies - IFO
It was revealed this week that the ash dieback compensation payment will not be a lump sum.
15 May 2024 News
€5,000/ha ash dieback payment won’t be lump sum
This per hectare payment includes an initial injection of €2,500 once a site is cleared and replanted, with a further two payments of €1,250 some years later.
13 May 2024 News