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Commission takes issue with Ireland’s new forestry programme
Declan O Brien
A letter from the Commission to the Department of Agriculture’s forestry division noted that the forestry programme failed to “sufficiently address” concerns around the impact of peatlands and birds.
27 January 2023 Forestry
Ban forestry payments for investment companies - IFO
The IFO has said that the Government must support farmers, not investment funds, to deliver forestry targets.
26 January 2023 News
Coillte deal protest: ‘a quick fix without thinking of the impact’
Protesters at the Dáil on Thursday called for an end to Coillte’s deal with UK investment fund Gresham House.
State could buy land for Coillte to plant - McConalogue
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and Coillte are exploring options which could support the semi-State body in its afforestation targets.
26 January 2023 News
Government and Coillte back away from future investment fund deals
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste confirmed separately that the purchase of Irish lands by international investment funds was not the Government’s preferred model of afforestation.
25 January 2023 Forestry
Positive response to new forestry programme
There was an increase in afforestation licences in January, while approvals for felling increased in 2022 but forest road licences were down.
25 January 2023 Forestry
Political tensions flare over Coillte deal with Gresham House
The Coillte-Gresham House agreement has stoked political debate this week, with further pressure exerted on Ministers Charlie McConalogue and Pippa Hackett.
25 January 2023 News
Three Dublin girls working to save the ash tree
Three Ballbriggan students discovered that the application of some plant hormones can control the growth of the fungus that causes ash dieback.
21 January 2023 News
Rule change needed to give Coillte access to forestry fund - Ryan
Minister Eamon Ryan suggested that he will push for an EU rule change to allow Coillte access forestry programme funds in the future.
19 January 2023 News
Farmers are the key to forest investment
Farmers still are in pole position to avail of the benefits of forestry regardless of who enters the market. Donal Magner reports.
18 January 2023 Forestry
Forestry fund will not pay over the top for land - Gresham House
Gresham House said it will be extremely disciplined in acquiring existing forests and land for planting and will not overpay for any site.
18 January 2023 News
Sinn Féin calls on Government to shut down Coillte’s ‘land-grab’
Discussion on the deal between Coillte and Gresham House in the Dáil on Wednesday saw a Sinn Féin TD call for it be scrapped immediately.
18 January 2023 News