Forestry proposals spark serious IFA rift
Declan O'Brien
Leading members of the IFA forestry committee threaten to resign over proposed joint-venture.
11 May 2022 Editorial
Editorial: change needed if forestry potential is to be harnessed
The forestry sector offers the potential to significantly increase income on Irish farms but we have been missing afforestation targets for years.
11 May 2022 Forestry
Forestry sector calls for forestry development agency
Forestry is the only natural resource without an independent statutory agency to represent the sector. Donal Magner reports.
Greater integration sought for CAP forestry and environmental schemes
Private forestry firms claimed that the restrictive nature of agri-environmental schemes had curtailed farmer involvement in commercial planting.
11 May 2022 News
‘Deliberative dialogue’ on forestry strategy set for 10 and 14 May
The event will aid the development of a new strategy for how Ireland plants and manages trees for a generation to come, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
6 May 2022 Forestry
Widespread support for an independent forestry development agency
Lack of afforestation targets to help achieve net zero by 2050 and a continued crisis in afforestation and felling licences illustrate the need for a new approach.
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.
4 May 2022 Forestry
State aid supports essential for farms in green transition – advisory group
State aid to the agricultural, rural and forestry sectors should be simplified to improve Europe’s climate credentials, the European Committee of the Regions has said.
2 May 2022 News
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
95% drop in area afforested by farmers since 2010 – CSO
Fewer farmers have sought to plant forests on their land every year since 2010, according to new figures released by the CSO.
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
Annual 20,000ha afforestation required to achieve net zero emissions
Donal Magner looks at planting scenarios to assist Ireland in reaching carbon neutrality, as Dr David Styles opts for a rate almost 10 times greater than the current programme.
20 April 2022 Forestry