Licensing delays 'costing forestry jobs'
Declan O’Brien
The issuing of just three afforestation licences in a week wouldn't keep a whole lot of people active, private foresters pointed out.
21 November 2023 News
Coillte- and ESB-backed wind farm gets green light in Cork
The 22 turbine wind farm, which is being developed by Coillte and ESB’s joint venture FuturEnergy along with global developer Ørsted, got the green light.
1 November 2023 Dealer
Forestry consultants link up with SEEFA
The tie-up aims to “consolidate the private forestry sector’s representation”, the two groups stated in a joint press release.
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
Consultants join private forestry body SEEFA
The two groups said their merger was aimed at consolidating the 'private forestry sector’s representation'.
1 November 2023 News
Restoring woodlands a key part of fighting climate change
In this article, Ray Ó Foghlú provides a brief history of trees in Ireland. Knowing this is essential to restoring our natural woodlands.
Chair appointed to lead new Timber in Construction Steering Group
The group will also "assess regulatory and standardisation challenges to maximise the use of home-grown timber", said Minister Hackett.
10 October 2023 Forestry
3% decrease in log supply in 2022
Large sawlog accounted for the highest proportion of roundwood purchase volume at 40% in 2022.
4 October 2023 Forestry
Government thousands of hectares short of 8,000ha tree planting target
The Department has approved 2,891ha of forestry for felling, with 23,823ha approved for felling in the year to date.
4 September 2023 Forestry
Protestors uproot Sitka spruce saplings on Coillte site
It is understood that the group was comprised of both environmentalists and locals, some of whom were farmers.
16 August 2023 News
'Possible' for Coillte to draw down forestry subsidies - Minister
Minister McConalogue has recognised that EU should allow Coillte and other semi-states to avail of forestry programme funds.
17 July 2023 News
€3m funding for Coillte develop parks and outdoor amenities
The €3m funding for the development of parks, walks and outdoor amenities is “to boost rural tourism and local economies”, Minister Humphreys said.
30 June 2023 News