2024 will be a 'pivotal year' for forestry
Rachel Donovan
New forest creation as well as afforestation levels are set to increase in 2024, according to Teagasc's annual outlook report.
6 December 2023 Letters
Letter in response to Ray O'Foghlu's article
"Forestry and Climate Change – achieving a balanced forestry programme" – Pat O’Sullivan, Technical Director, Society of Irish Foresters, Glenealy, Co Wicklow
29 November 2023 News
Licensing delays 'costing forestry jobs'
The issuing of just three afforestation licences in a week wouldn't keep a whole lot of people active, private foresters pointed out.
Afforestation licensing plummeting despite new forestry programme - Sinn Féin
Recent figures show that just 42 afforestation licences have been issued this year so far.
21 November 2023 News
Excellent forest sites lost in new programme
Afforestation licences virtually non-existent two months after launch of new forestry programme as 'good ecological and productive sites rejected', writes Donal Magner.
15 November 2023 Forestry
Forestry sector questions land availability for planting
A huge amount of land that would be a candidate for forestry is now ruled out because of the presence of environmental restrictions.
7 November 2023 Forestry
Forestry interest ‘very high’ despite State’s previous failures - Hackett
Farmer interest is high in small-scale tree planting and agrofroestry, the minister maintains.
6 November 2023 News
Twenty-seven afforestation licences issued this year is 'deplorable'
Teige Ryan maintained there is no afforestation licence plan for the remainder of 2023 and 2024.
1 November 2023 Forestry
Convincing 115,000 farmers to plant requires new thinking on land use
Over 500,000ha suitable for afforestation, but new approach on land availability and carbon payments required to support new forestry programme.
1 November 2023 Forestry
Carbon removals welcome but a lot more to do
There is a clear prospect now at EU level that carbon removals in agriculture will be permitted at part of the drive towards the net zero target.
1 November 2023 Viewpoints
Q&A: Key farmer questions on new native tree area scheme answered
The majority of farmers in the room wanted to find out more about the new Native Tree Area Scheme, which was announced by the Department of Agriculture earlier this month.
25 October 2023 News
Ash dieback needs to be treated as a national emergency
The Department of Agriculture has been heavily criticised for an 'overly bureaucratic and silviculturally flawed' response to the ash dieback disease. Donal Magner reports.
11 October 2023 Forestry