Positive response to new forestry programme
Donal Magner
There was an increase in afforestation licences in January, while approvals for felling increased in 2022 but forest road licences were down.
18 January 2023 Forestry
Farmers are the key to forest investment
Farmers still are in pole position to avail of the benefits of forestry regardless of who enters the market. Donal Magner reports.
11 January 2023 Forestry
Climate Action Plan 2023 strong on aspiration but weak on targets
The plan no longer focuses on mid-century goals for forestry and there are no specific targets for increasing wood construction to displace fossil-based materials.
Interim scheme for forestry until EU approves new programme
New forestry applications cannot be approved until EU approval is in place for Ireland's newly launched forestry programme.
11 January 2023 Forestry
Minister Hackett launches Forestry and Timber Yearbook 2023
ITGA chair Brendan Lacey said the yearbook highlights the many attributes of forestry, including its economic, environmental and social importance.
11 January 2023 Forestry
Department announces funding for forestry support measures
Revised grant rates and schemes for fencing, environment schemes, agroforestry, ecosystem services, roads, technology and woodland conservation are covered under the new measures, writes Donal Magner.
4 January 2023 Forestry
Making a case for Norway spruce
Europe’s most important conifer could play a major role in commercial forest diversification in new forestry programme.
21 December 2022 Forestry
Department announces funding for forestry supports
Donal Magner outlines the payment rates for new forestry supports.
21 December 2022 Forestry
Building in wood to achieve net zero
Avondale seminar explores the opportunities and challenges facing timber in decarbonising the construction industry. Donal Magner reports.
7 December 2022 Forestry
Forestry: spoilt for species choice
Close to 40 tree species are grant-aided in Ireland, but forest owners should narrow the list down considerably, advises Donal Magner.
30 November 2022 Forestry
Sheeran Group aims for carbon neutrality
The Mountrath-based sawmill and pallet manufacturer is now a major producer in Laois, Mayo, Westmeath, Cavan and Dublin, where it employs 320 directly with hundreds more jobs in harvesting and service areas. Donal Magner reports
23 November 2022 Forestry
8,000ha planting target ‘realistic at present’ – Minister Hackett
Minister Hackett discusses recent increases in 20-year forestry premia, afforestationschemes, species mix and planting targets with Donal Magner.
16 November 2022 News