Will more resources be lost before forestry management agency is operational?
Letters to the Editor
"On ‘Vexed Question of Forest Ownership’ by Donal Magner" - Dr Margaret Duff Garvey, environmental historian, Clara Beg North, Rathdrum, Co Wicklow.
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.
15 March 2023 News
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.
IFA calls out Coillte over lack of engagement
The IFA has said that it last met with Coillte in late January 2023 to outline farmers' "deep concerns" with regards to Coillte’s afforestation plans.
7 March 2023 News
Environmental lobby seeks mandate changes for Coillte and Bord na Móna
Environmental groups maintained that a lack of oversight and accountability in the operation of public bodies was undermining Ireland’s response to the “climate and biodiversity emergency”.
16 February 2023 News
Letter about the decline in Irish forestry.
"Ireland has gone from planting over 8,000 HA per year to approximately 2,000 HA last year." - Liam O’Connor, Grenagh Forest & Farm, Fossa, Killarney, Co Kerry
15 February 2023 Letters
Letter placing spotlight on difficulties in Irish forestry
"The real scandal in Irish forestry" - John Kavanagh, Bree, Co Wexford
8 February 2023 Letters
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
Broad coalition at Leinster House protest
With rural activists side-by-side with eco-warriors, it was a rainbow of opposition to the Coillte/Gresham House deal at last week's public protest.
1 February 2023 Dealer
ICMSA sees Coillte land deal as another attack on farmers
The ICMSA claimed that the Coillte-Gresham House deal was the latest in a litany of anti-farmer policies agreed by Government.
1 February 2023 News
Coillte still committed to delivering 100,000ha of new woodlands by 2050
The forestry body is hoping to partner with other public bodies, such as Bord na Móna, to deliver forests on State lands.
29 January 2023 News
Weekly podcast: stricter Bord Bia audits and sheep farmer crisis
Listen in to this week’s news podcast for all the latest farming news. Hear about what you need to know in this week’s Irish Farmers Journal.
27 January 2023 News