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Woman dies while cutting timber in Kilkenny
Barry Murphy
The death of a woman occurred in Kilkenny over the weekend following what is understood to have been a falling branch.
2 November 2022 Contracting
Forestry-spec Valtras fit the bill for Cork contractor
Gary Abbott spoke with Noel Kelleher to find out more about his tree and site clearance business and why Valtra tractors play an important role in the day-to-day operations.
2 November 2022 Farm machinery
Luxembourg native with fleet of forestry kit in Roscommon
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Boyle in Co Roscommon to catch up with Luxembourg native Fred Jaeger who is involved in forestry reclamation and producing kindling timber.
Service tips for a clean consistent cut
Gary Abbott offers readers some service tips and maintenance advice to consider before starting the chainsaw this winter.
2 November 2022 Farm machinery
Forestry and timber generating €2bn a year
The COFORD report highlights the importance of the forestry sector to the rural economy.
1 November 2022 Forestry
Farmer Writes: winter has arrived in Leitrim
When heavy rain was forecast, the decision was made to split the heavier bulls and their cows off and house them, leaving the younger stock outside, writes Karen McCabe.
29 October 2022 Farmer Writes
End of the road for creosote as EU bans use in agriculture
No new derogation has been given for the use of creosote as a wood preservative for agricultural use following a decision from EU member states, spelling the end of treatment of fencing posts.
25 October 2022 Buildings
IFA timber market report shows decline in prices
The IFA's farm forestry timber market report showed that prices for sawlog have experienced the greatest decrease.
21 October 2022 News
Almost 900 forestry licences in system for over 13 months
IFA farm forestry chair Jason Fleming said that licences should be cleared in the space of four months and no longer.
18 October 2022 News
Rathangan Country Fair to return this weekend
The inaugural Rathangan Country Fair in Wexford is set to return this weekend, 1 and 2 October.
28 September 2022 News
Assessing forestry and the public mood
Two surveys show that a clear majority of people believe forestry in Ireland is beneficial to community, landscape, recreation, biodiversity and carbon storage, writes Donal Magner.
21 September 2022 Forestry
McHale Plant Sales to show the latest from Merlo and Komatsu
At this year’s National Ploughing Championships, McHale Plant Sales will exhibit a range of the latest machines from its Merlo and Komatsu brands.
18 September 2022 News