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Coillte and Gresham House get Dáil airing
The Dealer
While a tie-up between the State forestry agency and the British investment house has not been officially confirmed by either party, there are plenty of straws in the wind regarding a mooted deal.
16 November 2022 Letters
Letter commenting on Colm McCarthy's piece on nimbyism.
"The current system has proven to be a very poor defender of the Irish countryside and our environment." - S Robertson, Co Wexford
11 November 2022 News
Weekly Podcast: feed costs, forestry and Wexford tornado
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.
National Parks acquires 4,500ha of Coillte land in Mayo
One of the largest land transfers in the State’s recent history has seen the NPWS set about rewilding some 4,500ha previously managed by Coillte.
9 November 2022 News
Who will fund Coillte's planting ambitions?
At a recent forestry conference the State body reiterated its commitment to plant 100,000ha by 2050.
2 November 2022 News
Aviva partners with Coillte to plant 400ha
The partnership is a biodiversity promotion to increase native woodland cover rather than a carbon trading project, although it will play a part in removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
26 October 2022 Forestry
Over 3,600 forestry licenses issued so far in 2022
Minister of State Pippa Hackett suggests that the Department’s licensing regime has turned a corner when it comes to improving its efficiency.
18 October 2022 Forestry
Timber production from private forests increases by 63% since 2015
Annual roundwood purchases from private forests increase to 1.17m m3 in five years while Coillte purchases remain at 2015 levels. Donal Magner reports.
12 October 2022 Forestry
New wind and solar farms passed for Clare and Offaly
Two more significant renewable energy projects have been given the green light in Clare and Offaly this week.
5 October 2022 News
New Ibec president with Coillte roots
Recently elected as president of business representative group Ibec, Imelda Hurley is the current CEO of Coiltte and has experience in the agri-food sector.
28 September 2022 News
Assessing forestry and the public mood
Two surveys show that a clear majority of people believe forestry in Ireland is beneficial to community, landscape, recreation, biodiversity and carbon storage, writes Donal Magner.
21 September 2022 Forestry
Early community engagement key to renewable projects
Renewable energy developers must gain acceptance within the community and early engagement is key to this, according to new research.
13 September 2022 News