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Sustainability the theme at RDS awards
Donal Magner
RDS awards make a welcome return as top forestry prizes go to Wicklow, Down and Cavan, with excellent projects in Laois, Clare, Cork and Meath running them close.
11 May 2022 Forestry
Forestry sector calls for forestry development agency
Forestry is the only natural resource without an independent statutory agency to represent the sector. Donal Magner reports.
6 May 2022 Forestry
‘Deliberative dialogue’ on forestry strategy set for 10 and 14 May
The event will aid the development of a new strategy for how Ireland plants and manages trees for a generation to come, says Minister Pippa Hackett.
Widespread support for an independent forestry development agency
Lack of afforestation targets to help achieve net zero by 2050 and a continued crisis in afforestation and felling licences illustrate the need for a new approach.
4 May 2022 Forestry
Record €422m revenue and €30m State dividend paid by Coillte
The company received record high prices for logs sold to Irish sawmills during the year.
4 May 2022 Forestry
Coillte's €2bn plan includes 100,000ha of new forests by 2050
Coillte's plan is to create 1,200 jobs in rural communities "to enable the just transition to a low carbon economy in Ireland".
27 April 2022 Forestry
95% drop in area afforested by farmers since 2010 – CSO
Fewer farmers have sought to plant forests on their land every year since 2010, according to new figures released by the CSO.
27 April 2022 Forestry
Annual 20,000ha afforestation required to achieve net zero emissions
Donal Magner looks at planting scenarios to assist Ireland in reaching carbon neutrality, as Dr David Styles opts for a rate almost 10 times greater than the current programme.
20 April 2022 Forestry
COFORD climate statements at odds with Government's planting targets
Increasing annual afforestation rates to 16,000ha is required to achieve carbon neutrality, which is double the Government's target, according to COFORD.
13 April 2022 Forestry
Forestry group explores legal action over ash dieback
The disease is now prevalent throughout the country and is likely to cause the death of the vast majority of Irish ash trees over the next two decades.
13 April 2022 News
‘Consistent negative messaging’ undermining forestry sector – Hackett
Minister Pippa Hackett has defended her department’s performance on the processing of forestry licences and said reduced rates of planting will be seen as a blip in 20 years’ time.
13 April 2022 Forestry
Webinar: wood construction and climate change
There will be a free webinar taking place on 14 April on ways to reduce the carbon footprint associated with building.
8 April 2022 News