Mixed results in Department forestry dashboard
Donal Magner
Afforestation continues to stagnate, while felling licences maintain an upward trend, according to recent data.
1 June 2022 Forestry
Certification conference highlights mass timber construction
Building in wood provides major climate mitigation benefits, especially in displacing fossil-based material, which was outlined by speakers at annual PEFC conference. Donal Magner reports.
23 May 2022 News
Four major forestry rule changes ‘needed by farmers’
Farmers looking to plant areas of their land can be prevented from doing so, farmer and IFA forestry chair Jason Fleming has said.
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.
11 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
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
Webinar: wood construction and climate change
There will be a free webinar taking place on 14 April on ways to reduce the carbon footprint associated with building.
8 April 2022 News
Forestry licence appeal backlog cleared – Hackett
The Forestry Appeals Committee (FAC) now has less than 30 open forestry licence appeal cases on hand for processing.
1 April 2022 News
Planning permissions fall as building costs escalate
There was a surge in applications following the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic but applications have returned to more normal levels of late with demand said to be tempered by escalating costs.
30 March 2022 Buildings
Webinar to feature satellite and drone technology in monitoring forests
The use of satellite imagery and in-situ sensors for the purpose of conservation and sustainable management of forests will be discussed at the webinar.
23 March 2022 News
Farmers warned about under-insuring
With construction material costs rising in a similar trajectory to other inputs, AXA’s Christy Doherty has cautioned farmers against finding themselves under-uninsured should they need to make a claim.
15 March 2022 News
First online private timber auction set for 10 March
Joint venture between and Euroforest Ireland ‘to provide end-to-end solution for buyers and sellers of timber and forest land’.
2 March 2022 News