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#Forestry

# forestry - Monday 26 October, 2020

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences

We look at thousands of forestry applications and appeal decisions to reveal deep problems in the quality of environmental assessments.

# forestry - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity

Analysis reveals licences for conifer plantations still being granted on biodiversity-rich areas and precious peat soils.

# forestry - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Column: Ireland's forestry industry has hit a blockade - here's a way we can get through it

Ireland needs a new model for forestry that does not damage nature, writes Minister of State for Agriculture Pippa Hackett.

# forestry - Monday 25 May, 2020

Nine forests in Dublin mountains to be upgraded for recreational use

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

# forestry - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Two men jailed for inducing dozens to invest in €5.5 million forestry scam

Garret Hevey (43) and David Peile (42) were involved in Arden Forestry Management (Arden FM).

# forestry - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Irish forestry industry to double output by 2035, new association predicts

Forest Industries Ireland has 22 member companies from across the island of Ireland

# forestry - Thursday 27 September, 2018

Data of hundreds of farmers paid for taking part in government scheme leaked

It comes the same day as the Department announces the approval of a similar scheme for the forestry sector.

# forestry - Tuesday 8 May, 2018

Floundering forests: The challenges facing the Irish forestry industry

It will take 100 years to achieve the government’s target of 18% forestry cover, writes Dermot McNally.

# forestry - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

Farmers account for most work-related deaths in Ireland

Half of the fatalities last year involved self-employed people.

# forestry - Thursday 18 May, 2017

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

Dublin Fire Brigade received over 20 calls reporting the incident.

# forestry - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

Two men arrested over €5 million land and forestry fraud

Gardaí said a significant amount of money held in Irish banks has been frozen.

# forestry - Saturday 4 February, 2017

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

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

# forestry - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

It looks like North Korea has executed another senior member of government

Vice-premier Choe Yong-gon has been executed by firing squad according to reports.

# forestry - Friday 24 October, 2014

Ireland (and our cows) seem happy with a new agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions

EU leaders have agreed to cut emissions by 40 per cent on 1990 levels at a summit in Brussels overnight.

# forestry - Thursday 26 June, 2014

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

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

# forestry - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Health cuts, the banking inquiry, 'sludge'... and everything else happening in Leinster House today

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, you asked…

# forestry - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Forestry Inventory finds 10.5% of Ireland’s total land area is forest

There has been an increase in the private forestry estate of 4 per cent in the last six years.

# forestry - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

# forestry - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability Sustainbility This post contains images

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability

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.

# forestry - Friday 1 March, 2013

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

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.

# forestry - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

46 confirmed cases of ash dieback in Ireland

Minister Simon Coveney said he was “pleased” with the progress being made to control the disease.

# forestry - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Irish company lands €800,000 European Space Agency contract

The Cork-based company specialises in technology that improves the efficiency of forestry.

# forestry - Friday 4 January, 2013

Coillte exports reach 'record number' of countries in 2012

The forestry exported to a record 32 countries last year, including Bahrain, Lebanon, Mexico and South Africa.

# forestry - Monday 10 September, 2012

Organisation warns of fall in planting of new forests in Ireland

The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association has said that planting of new forests fell by 20 per cent between 2010 and 2011.

# forestry - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Coillte boss under pressure to take pay cut

The Taoiseach singled out David Gunning for criticism in his speech at the Fine Gael Presidential Dinner last night.

# forestry - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

No surprise as corporation tax stays static but start-ups scheme extended

Expert believes focusing on employee numbers won’t necessarily make new businesses a success.