Jackie Cahill TD, chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Marine has called for a customer service charter for the forestry sector. Speaking at the launch of the committee's report Issues Impacting the Forestry Sector in Ireland on Tuesday, Deputy Cahill said: "The charter would assist in building confidence in the forestry licensing system for all applicants."

The report identified a number of key issues facing the sector, including licensing, ash dieback, farm forestry and planning for the future.