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.
11 June 2024 News
Shelton Abbey prison opens tree nursery
Minister of State Pippa Hackett opened the Shelton Abbey Pocket Forests Native Tree Nursery, which is home to more than 2,000 native trees.
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.
Farmland to escape rewetting firing line
Farmers will not have to rewet any land to meet immediate climate targets.
Microsoft to buy electricity from Donegal wind farm to power data centres
Microsoft has signed a power purchase agreement to buy energy from the newly commissioned Lenalea Wind Farm near Letterkenny, Co Donegal, to power its data centres.
15 May 2024 News
Coillte to buy new lands in a ‘responsible way’
Coillte is planning on growing its base by 100,000ha of new forestry over the coming decades.
22 April 2024 Forestry
Galway clearfell refusal sets 'dangerous precedent'
The Irish Forest Owners expressed concern that the entry of local authorities into forestry decision-making may disproportionately burden small-scale operators.
21 April 2024 News
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
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
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
Irish Times has a 'Teddy Bears' Picnic' moment
Coillte, of course, has no intention of sundering its longstanding and very profitable association with Sitka spruce.
20 March 2024 Dealer