Mixed results in Department forestry dashboard
Donal Magner
Afforestation continues to stagnate, while felling licences maintain an upward trend, according to recent data.
4 May 2022 Forestry
Record €422m revenue and €30m State dividend paid by Coillte
The company received record high prices for logs sold to Irish sawmills during the year.
27 April 2022 Editorial
Coillte plan illustrates need for broader vision
A growing number of stakeholders now believe that there is a need for a Forestry Development Agency (FDA) to address the current crisis.
Coillte's €2bn plan includes 100,000ha of new forests by 2050
Coillte's plan is to create 1,200 jobs in rural communities "to enable the just transition to a low carbon economy in Ireland".
27 April 2022 Forestry
Coillte pledges to plant 100,000ha of new forestry
The semi-State forestry company said that the new strategy will support the creation of 1,200 direct and indirect jobs over the next five to 10 years.
21 April 2022 News
‘Consistent negative messaging’ undermining forestry sector – Hackett
Minister Pippa Hackett has defended her department’s performance on the processing of forestry licences and said reduced rates of planting will be seen as a blip in 20 years’ time.
13 April 2022 Forestry
Local sustainable wood design
Irish and Estonian architects explore the transformation of wood throughout its lifecycle from forest to construction and recycling. Donal Magner reports.
6 April 2022 Community
New directors for Coillte board
Two new appointments have been made to the board of Coillte, which will support the State body in delivering its forestry strategy, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
25 January 2022 News
More forests, less fossil fuels to cut emissions - Coillte
A climate expert has analysed the role of Irish forestry and domestic wood products in reducing Ireland’s carbon emissions.
20 January 2022 News