Climate and environment
Farmland to escape rewetting firing line
Noel Bardon
Farmers will not have to rewet any land to meet immediate climate targets.
15 May 2024 News
Microsoft to buy electricity from Donegal wind farm to power data centres
Microsoft has signed a power purchase agreement to buy energy from the newly commissioned Lenalea Wind Farm near Letterkenny, Co Donegal, to power its data centres.
22 April 2024 Forestry
Coillte to buy new lands in a ‘responsible way’
Coillte is planning on growing its base by 100,000ha of new forestry over the coming decades.
Galway clearfell refusal sets 'dangerous precedent'
The Irish Forest Owners expressed concern that the entry of local authorities into forestry decision-making may disproportionately burden small-scale operators.
21 April 2024 News
Department to review some of Coillte's land sales
Coillte is to seek clarification on it having to notify the Department of land sales over €150,000 in value.
10 April 2024 Forestry
Coillte denied permission to fell and rewet forestry land in Galway
The 343ha site of lodgepole pine and Sitka spruce is currently managed for commercial forestry.
9 April 2024 News
Quantifying non-market benefits of forestry
As members of the public make 29 million visits to Irish forests annually, is there a case for quantifying this public good aspect forestry, asks Donal Magner.
3 April 2024 Forestry
Good science must shape our forest future
A properly funded, co-ordinated forest research programme and research centre is required to meet the challenges facing Irish forestry, writes Gerhardt Gallagher.
24 March 2024 Forestry
Irish Times has a 'Teddy Bears' Picnic' moment
Coillte, of course, has no intention of sundering its longstanding and very profitable association with Sitka spruce.
20 March 2024 Dealer
New chair of Coillte appointed
The position of chair of Coillte is for a period of five years.
14 March 2024 News
New €34m biodiversity project will use farm scheme data
The new LIFE Strategic Nature Project will create a bespoke database to underpin biodiversity decision-making in Ireland.
6 March 2024 News
National Tree Week 2024 kicks off
This year will see Coillte once again donate 150,000 tree saplings to local community groups and schools for planting as part of National Tree Week. Niamh Murphy reports.
4 March 2024 Forestry