Climate and environment
Agriculture emitted 38% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 – CSO
Amy Forde
In all, five sectors accounted for 78% of greenhouse gas emissions in 2020, with agriculture (38%) and households (27%) being the two highest-emitting sectors.
31 May 2023 Forestry
Forestry largely missing from Food Vision 2030 annual report
Progress on comprehensive forestry goals and actions in the 2021 Food Vision absent in the 2022 annual report, writes Donal Magner.
31 May 2023 Dealer
Forestry debacle rumbles on
The ash dieback compensation saga and controversy around Coillte's partnerships are eroding farmer confidence in forestry.
Letter: ash dieback situation in Ireland
The ability to earn the income promised in the official promotion of “growing ash for profit” has been taken from ash growers. - Simon White, chair of LTWO Ltd, Co Limerick.
31 May 2023 Letters
Missed opportunities for homegrown timber
Timber processors continue to export most of their products but not maximising opportunities in timber-frame and mass timber construction, writes Donal Magner.
24 May 2023 Forestry
Back to the forestry future in Avondale
All six of them climbed the viewing tower at Avondale and even three of them took the slide – the longest in Ireland – led a 92-year-old.
24 May 2023 Dealer
McConalogue rules out ash dieback compensation
Minister McConalogue also insisted that farmers will have to replant lands affected by ash dieback.
24 May 2023 News
Spotlight on Coillte forestry partnerships
Heavy criticism of Coillte’s forestry partnerships is delivered at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture.
24 May 2023 News
Spike in forestry environmental information access appeals
The finger has been pointed at Coillte and the Department of Agriculture for a sizeable rise in appeals on access to information on the environment requests.
24 May 2023 News
SEEFA seeks answers on felling licence approvals
Just one afforestation licence was issued in the first week of May, according to recent dashboard figures from the Department’s Forestry Service.
17 May 2023 News
In pictures: producing 60,000t of wood pellets in Enniskillen
Renewables editor Stephen Robb recently visited Ireland’s largest sawmill, Balcas, which produces some 60,000t of wood pellets and a range of sawn timber products using Irish timber.
17 May 2023 Forestry
Opinion: surreal moments at Farmers Alliance meeting in Naas
The Farmers Alliance believe they can tap into a public disconnect with mainstream political parties. Their second meeting suggests they are appealing to the fringes.
6 May 2023 Opinion