Ireland needs commercial conifers, not small native woodlands - FII
Anne O'Donoghue
Forest Industries Ireland director Mark McAuley said the growth of Irish forestry has slowed dramatically.
26 March 2024 News
Department gives green light for DURA2 posts for TAMS
With the ban on creosote posts in place since last May, one of the alternatives that has emerged recently is Dura2 posts, which visually look similar to creosote-treated posts.
20 March 2024 News
Investment paying off for Murray Timber Group
A €24m investment in new and replacement technology over the past five years paying dividends for the Ballygar sawmill.
Ready-mix costs increase by 46.6% over three-year period
CSO figures show that while structural steel and timber costs are down, ready-mix, gravel and cement have all increased again this year.
20 March 2024 Buildings
Ireland contributes five million native trees to EU tree initiative
The initiative aims to roughly double the forest expansion rate in the EU achieved over the period 2005-2020 with three billion additional trees planted by 2030.
20 March 2024 News
Licences up for roads while planting offers 'a chink of light'
Forestry licences issued for February are holding up for roads, but are down for felling while a late surge for afforestation, if maintained, offers some hope, writes Donal Magner.
6 March 2024 Forestry
New restrictions on spruce logs as IFA demands ban
Minister Hackett announces additional protection against the potential importation of the bark beetle, but IFA maintains that a temporary ban is necessary, writes Donal Magner.
14 February 2024 Forestry
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.
7 February 2024 News
New restrictions announced for timber imports from Scotland
The restrictions come as forestry sector fears of a bark beetle infestation have grown.
7 February 2024 Forestry
Getting research into practice
Recent presentations by UCD postgraduate research students poses questions about the need for a national forestry research centre to improve efficacy of projects, writes Donal Magner.
31 January 2024 Forestry
FII advises farmers to pick Sitka spruce if planting forestry
FII insists that the estimated €2bn worth of timber coming on stream over the coming years can be put down to 'far sighted' and spruce-friendly policies of the 1980s.
30 January 2024 Forestry
Sales prices soar for standing forests
Strong competition between forestry and pension funds, private companies and individual investors is pushing up plantation prices.
24 January 2024 News