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This year
Some of Ireland's cleanest rivers and streams at risk from Coillte forestry
Environmental activists are concerned the State company’s cutting and replanting activity on peat is a ‘perfect storm for water quality impacts’.
Crash of the ash: How dieback could break the hurley-making industry
An airborne disease has ravaged the species, leaving growers decimated and hurley-makers scrambling for a long-term supply of ash.
Last year
'Unacceptable' commitment by public bodies when faced with environmental information requests
Coillte forestry deal 'not government's preferred option', admits agriculture minister
Explainer: Why is a deal between Coillte and a British firm so controversial?
New €1.3 billion forestry strategy labelled a 'scandal' by Irish Wildlife Trust
All time
Thousands of litres of pesticides used on Irish roads and forests each year
Special branch: Over 75 cases of alleged illegal tree felling investigated last year
Coillte reveals Ireland's ten most popular forests as some visitor numbers triple during 2020
Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns
Environmental activist challenges bid to chop down trees in Cavan
Nine forests in Dublin mountains to be upgraded for recreational use
Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months
80% fall in visitors to Coillte forests, as public told to avoid scenic sites outside their zone
Opinion: ‘Coillte took me to court but we could work together to make forests a better place'
Sioned Jones
Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail
Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years
'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires
Forestry group Coillte is looking to sell a chunk of its wind energy business
Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid
9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids
Gorse fire which was visible across Dublin put under control last night
Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks
Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire
Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project
Europe is lending Ireland €90 million to grow thousands of trees
Leaflets from Sinn Féin's environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood
'Don't sacrifice the goats': Protesters' anger defers planned cull of 80 wild animals
80-metre wind mast knocked over
Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo
Want to get active this weekend? Here are some top hiking and biking trails
Is something like this coming to a Co Longford forest?
This unfortunate signpost in Laois is going viral
A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory
Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water
The briefcase: subprime mortgages, house prices and burying a Bentley
Former Coillte boss got €88,000 for three months' work last year
Coillte and Bord na Móna come together in joint venture
IMPACT warns Bord na Mona merger would give Coillte a 'weak voice'
Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability