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#coillte

# coillte - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Special branch: Over 75 cases of alleged illegal tree felling investigated last year
# Spruced Up
# Spruced Up

Special branch: Over 75 cases of alleged illegal tree felling investigated last year

Jan 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 33,128 Views 19 Comments
  • Several large-scale cases still open, including the felling of 30 hectares of forest, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • Removal of trees to make way for agricultural expansion is a common issue across many cases
  • In several instances, trees were cut down in protected nature areas or on land previously sold to private individuals by Coillte

# coillte - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Coillte reveals Ireland's ten most popular forests as some visitor numbers triple during 2020
# Wood You Believe It
# Wood You Believe It

Coillte reveals Ireland's ten most popular forests as some visitor numbers triple during 2020

Feb 16th 2021, 1:48 PM 33,167 Views 19 Comments

2.2 million people visited the country’s most popular forests from March onwards.

# coillte - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns
# Timber Trouble
# Timber Trouble

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,205 Views 16 Comments

Noteworthy analysis reveals serious concerns remain over environmental assessments undertaken by the State prior to granting plantation forestry licences.

# coillte - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Environmental activist challenges bid to chop down trees in Cavan
# Coillte
# Coillte

Environmental activist challenges bid to chop down trees in Cavan

Nov 5th 2020, 4:49 PM 21,101 Views 0 Comments

Sweetman is challenging a decision made to issue Coillte a ‘felling licence’ in respect of coniferous Sitka Spruce trees on 2.7 hectares of land.

# coillte - Monday 25 May, 2020

Nine forests in Dublin mountains to be upgraded for recreational use
# Coillte
# Coillte

Nine forests in Dublin mountains to be upgraded for recreational use

May 25th 2020, 3:01 PM 32,062 Views 31 Comments

The forests have been managed by Coillte primarily for commercial purposes to date

# coillte - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months
# Eye In The Sky
# Eye In The Sky

Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months

May 12th 2020, 9:37 PM 14,191 Views 22 Comments

It’s the second year drones will be used to monitor designated ‘hot spots’ across regions of Dublin, Wicklow and the Midlands.

# coillte - Thursday 9 April, 2020

80% fall in visitors to Coillte forests, as public told to avoid scenic sites outside their zone
# Easter Weekend
# Easter Weekend

80% fall in visitors to Coillte forests, as public told to avoid scenic sites outside their zone

Apr 9th 2020, 1:25 PM 13,056 Views 16 Comments

Amenities could be closed to locals if guidelines breached.

# coillte - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Opinion: ‘Coillte took me to court but we could work together to make forests a better place'
# Earth Protector
# Earth Protector

Opinion: ‘Coillte took me to court but we could work together to make forests a better place'

Mar 3rd 2020, 7:38 PM 23,417 Views 42 Comments

Last week, Sioned Jones was found not guilty of criminal damage of a Coillte Forest but guilty of a second charge of stealing firewood.

# coillte - Friday 28 February, 2020

Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail
# Cork Circuit Criminal Court
# Cork Circuit Criminal Court

Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail

Feb 28th 2020, 3:57 PM 91,989 Views 0 Comments

The jury found the 61-year-old guilty of a second charge of dishonestly appropriating felled spruce wood.

# coillte - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years
# Treemendous
# Treemendous

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

Oct 2nd 2019, 3:47 PM 18,317 Views 70 Comments

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

# coillte - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires
# Danger Danger
# Danger Danger

'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires

Jul 6th 2018, 12:47 PM 10,403 Views 12 Comments

Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.

# coillte - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Forestry group Coillte is looking to sell a chunk of its wind energy business
# Wind Farms
# Wind Farms

Forestry group Coillte is looking to sell a chunk of its wind energy business

Apr 5th 2018, 2:04 PM 311 Views 0 Comments

The semi-state previously announced plans to boost its renewable energy projects.

# coillte - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid
# Wood For The Trees
# Wood For The Trees

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid

Feb 1st 2018, 1:02 PM 10,363 Views 19 Comments

Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme

# coillte - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids
# The Longest Days
# The Longest Days

9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids

Jul 5th 2017, 4:35 PM 5,812 Views 2 Comments

From green fingers to the Lazy Day Rule.

# coillte - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Gorse fire which was visible across Dublin put under control last night
# Damage
# Damage

Gorse fire which was visible across Dublin put under control last night

May 18th 2017, 10:47 AM 14,553 Views 15 Comments

Dublin Fire Brigade received over 20 calls reporting the incident.

# coillte - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks
# Up In Flames
# Up In Flames

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks

May 11th 2017, 9:49 PM 120,305 Views 62 Comments

There have been more than 100 serious gorse and forest fires in recent weeks.

# coillte - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire
# Galway
# Galway

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire

May 10th 2017, 9:57 AM 36,133 Views 52 Comments

Gardaí have asked people to avoid the Cloosh Valley area.

# coillte - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project
# Dublin Mountains
# Dublin Mountains

Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project

May 7th 2017, 8:45 AM 16,106 Views 31 Comments

Coillte said the development will bring the Dublin mountains to life for many of the city’s residents

# coillte - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Europe is lending Ireland €90 million to grow thousands of trees
# Bank Branch
# Bank Branch

Europe is lending Ireland €90 million to grow thousands of trees

Feb 4th 2017, 7:25 AM 16,496 Views 96 Comments

Under the investment, more than 35,000 hectares will be replanted.

# coillte - Friday 9 December, 2016

Leaflets from Sinn Féin's environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood
# Rubbish Of The Republic
# Rubbish Of The Republic

Leaflets from Sinn Féin's environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood

Dec 9th 2016, 3:36 PM 18,422 Views 179 Comments

Sinn Féin said it wasn’t a member of the party who dumped the rubbish.

# coillte - Friday 2 December, 2016

'Don't sacrifice the goats': Protesters' anger defers planned cull of 80 wild animals
# No Kidding
# No Kidding

'Don't sacrifice the goats': Protesters' anger defers planned cull of 80 wild animals

Dec 2nd 2016, 6:08 AM 12,630 Views 16 Comments

The proposed cull has now been deferred as Coillte work with locals to resolve their dispute

# coillte - Thursday 24 September, 2015

80-metre wind mast knocked over
# Co Laois
# Co Laois

80-metre wind mast knocked over

Sep 24th 2015, 9:22 AM 26,075 Views 51 Comments

It is unclear what exactly cause the collapse.

# coillte - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo

May 21st 2015, 8:20 AM 10,703 Views 97 Comments

An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.

# coillte - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Want to get active this weekend? Here are some top hiking and biking trails
# The Sun's Out
# The Sun's Out

Want to get active this weekend? Here are some top hiking and biking trails

Apr 4th 2015, 10:04 AM 28,217 Views 27 Comments

Unleash your inner hiker.

# coillte - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Is something like this coming to a Co Longford forest?
# Parks And Recreation
# Parks And Recreation

Is something like this coming to a Co Longford forest?

Apr 1st 2015, 7:34 PM 38,619 Views 65 Comments

A UK resort operator is reportedly planning a major development near Ballymahon.

# coillte - Monday 26 January, 2015

This unfortunate signpost in Laois is going viral
# Happy Trails
From The Daily Edge
# Happy Trails

This unfortunate signpost in Laois is going viral

Jan 26th 2015, 3:53 PM 33,905 Views 10 Comments

“They say it’s very hard to find.”

# coillte - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory
# Curraghchase House
# Curraghchase House

A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory

Dec 30th 2014, 3:02 PM 21,563 Views 22 Comments

The architect laid out a plan whereby the whole community could play a part in rescuing the building and making it into a major tourist attraction.

# coillte - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
# Appointments
# Appointments

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

Nov 26th 2014, 6:00 PM 11,291 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

# coillte - Friday 27 June, 2014

The briefcase: subprime mortgages, house prices and burying a Bentley
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The briefcase: subprime mortgages, house prices and burying a Bentley

Jun 27th 2014, 12:08 PM 6,224 Views 4 Comments

This was the week in business…

# coillte - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Former Coillte boss got €88,000 for three months' work last year
# Grows On Trees
# Grows On Trees

Former Coillte boss got €88,000 for three months' work last year

Jun 26th 2014, 4:35 PM 10,152 Views 0 Comments

David Gunning received a total package of €195,000 for 2013 when all payments are taken into account.

# coillte - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Coillte and Bord na Móna come together in joint venture
# All Together Now
# All Together Now

Coillte and Bord na Móna come together in joint venture

Jun 25th 2014, 8:10 AM 5,800 Views 8 Comments

They will develop tourist trails, build wind farms and explore using green energy to power electricity stations.

# coillte - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

IMPACT warns Bord na Mona merger would give Coillte a 'weak voice'
# Merger
# Merger

IMPACT warns Bord na Mona merger would give Coillte a 'weak voice'

Nov 19th 2013, 12:40 PM 5,656 Views 25 Comments

The agency is set to merge with Bord na Mona instead of its harvesting rights being sold off.

# coillte - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability
# Sustainbility
# Sustainbility

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability

Aug 11th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,406 Views 11 Comments

The Leaf project has been working for the last three years to get communities in the county working together on all aspects of sustainable development.

# coillte - Monday 29 July, 2013

Plan for sale of Bord Gáis Energy published by Government
# State Assets
# State Assets

Plan for sale of Bord Gáis Energy published by Government

Jul 29th 2013, 4:38 PM 6,691 Views 74 Comments

It’s expected around a billion euro will be raised by the sale, with around half of the funds raised going to pay down bailout debt.

# coillte - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests
# Coillte
# Coillte

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests

Jun 19th 2013, 5:39 PM 4,466 Views 28 Comments

The planned sale of Coillte harvesting rights has been called off, with the agency now set to merge with Bord na Mona.

# coillte - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Coillte sale, taxi laws and 15 years of Good Friday
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Coillte sale, taxi laws and 15 years of Good Friday

May 14th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,618 Views 18 Comments

A Sinn Féin motion debated tonight will call for the ‘re-energisation’ of the Northern Ireland peace process.

# coillte - Friday 3 May, 2013

For sale: State asset sell-off begins as Bord Gáis Energy invites bids
# State Assets
# State Assets

For sale: State asset sell-off begins as Bord Gáis Energy invites bids

May 3rd 2013, 6:56 PM 9,922 Views 59 Comments

The energy arm of Bord Gáis Éireann is one of a number of State-run companies the government intends to sell-off in the coming year.

# coillte - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Changing council rents and scrapping VECs
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Changing council rents and scrapping VECs

May 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 5,337 Views 4 Comments

Laws to merge and rationalise Ireland’s VEC sector will be among those polished off in Leinster House today.

# coillte - Friday 1 March, 2013

Column: Upcoming EU timber regulations are two steps behind environmental reality
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Upcoming EU timber regulations are two steps behind environmental reality

Mar 1st 2013, 7:00 PM 35 Views 8 Comments

The chopping, fudging and importing of illegally harvested timber is likely to continue; and a holistic solution to sustainable forestry management is still a long way off, writes Dermot McNally.

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