The forestry sector has called on Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, Minister of State Andrew Doyle and the Forestry Appeals Committee (FAC) to help minimise damage to the sector from COVID-19.

Forest Industries Ireland (FII) chair Brian Murphy said: “Our products are essential to the national effort, for reasons as diverse as bringing vital food and pharmaceutical goods to people via wood pallets, to providing wood energy – pellets and wood chips – to businesses as diverse as food producers, hospitals and nursing homes.”