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Forestry
Grants of up to €6,000 for restoring native woodland
Noel Bardon
The removal on non-native trees and the removal of invasive species are among the measures which will be grant aided.
7 February 2024 News
IFA reiterates misgivings on forestry programme
The IFA has claimed that the new forestry programme will result in a reduced timber productive area and higher overall establishment costs for farmers.
21 January 2024 News
Department establishes new forestry consultative committee
The members of a new Forestry Strategy Consultative Committee will be selected from a broad range of relevant stakeholders.
10 February deadline for RFP
Applications for a Registered Farm Partnership must be submitted by 10 February, where applicants want to apply for schemes such as BISS in 2024.
10 January 2024 Schemes
Up to €1,200/ha available in new Woodland Improvement Scheme
Forest owners can receive a maximum grant of €1,200/ha to undertake an element of the scheme.
21 December 2023 News
Department awards €1.6m in funds to projects promoting forestry
Groups successful in accessing the funds include the ACA, Coillte, an Taisce and the ibec-affiliated Forest Industries Ireland.
28 November 2023 News
Department underestimated carbon emissions from peatland plantations
It is estimated that forests on peat soils are probably emitting around 2m to 3m tonnes of carbon annually.
26 November 2023 News
Afforestation licensing plummeting despite new forestry programme - Sinn Féin
Recent figures show that just 42 afforestation licences have been issued this year so far.
21 November 2023 News
Excellent forest sites lost in new programme
Afforestation licences virtually non-existent two months after launch of new forestry programme as 'good ecological and productive sites rejected', writes Donal Magner.
15 November 2023 Forestry
Forestry sector questions land availability for planting
A huge amount of land that would be a candidate for forestry is now ruled out because of the presence of environmental restrictions.
7 November 2023 Forestry
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