There is life beyond the CAP – in forestry
There is flexibility in the CAP as farmers who wish to plant in the future can do so without risking clawback of monies already paid out. Mark McAuley, director of Forest Industries Ireland, reports.
22 March 2023 Forestry
Top 20 schemes to interest farmers in new forestry programme
Donal Magner compiles a top 20 of all schemes that could interest farmers.
19 March 2023
New forestry programme yet to be tested
Farmers in strong position to maximise attractive afforestation supports, but in their absence, investors likely to continue to dominate planting programmes and increase land purchase.
Advice sought on state subsidies for Coillte afforestation
An EU rule change has opened up the possibility of Coillte receiving Department of Agriculture forestry grants, Minister Hackett told the Dáil.
15 March 2023 News
The vexed question of forest ownership
Forest ownership and non-farmer State-funded investment highlights the need for an independent forestry agency to address issues such as the return of farmers to the afforestation programme, writes Donal Magner.
8 March 2023 Forestry
National forestry development ‘agency’ needed - IFA
A number of proposals to improve Ireland’s forestry sector were put forward by the IFA in the Dáil this week.
23 February 2023 Forestry
Forestry area surpasses 800,000ha but conifers still dominate
A further 267,000ha is covered by hedgerows, according to a forestry survey conducted by the Department of Agriculture.
20 February 2023 Forestry
Livestock cull of 30% needed to reach 2050 climate target - EPA report
A report commissioned by the EPA says a 30% cut in livestock numbers and rewetting of 90% of peat grassland are needed to make farming and land use carbon-neutral.
15 February 2023 News
New forestry planting applications not being accepted, claims SEEFA
Latest block in forestry planting has been blamed on the Department of Agriculture's failure to get the new forestry programme approved.
15 February 2023 News
Listen: EPA-funded report suggests 30% livestock cull
Caitríona Morrissey talks to James Moran from Atlantic Technological University about the sweeping land use changes contained in his report.
15 February 2023 News
Could Gresham House furore derail national planting targets?
Coillte’s hopes of playing a lead role in the country’s latest afforestation drive have been seriously undermined by the Gresham House controversy.
8 February 2023 Dealer
Forestry submission to Brussels 'still weeks away'
Government officials are working round the clock to complete the submission for a programme that was scheduled to start last month.
8 February 2023 News