Person: Forestry minister
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Thu, 17 Oct, 2013
Mon, 14 Oct, 2013
IT began when Michael Hyde went to plant trees on scrub land in the estate he inherited from a cousin in Co Galway nearly 60 years ago.
Mon, 07 Oct, 2013
More emergency measures will be introduced this week to prevent a devastating fungal disease killing ash trees across Europe from spreading here.
Tue, 30 Oct, 2012
There has been a 57% increase in the volume of applications for the forestry establishment grant in the first two months of 2012, according to Forestry Minister Shane McEntee.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
FEARS have arisen that forestry thinnings will be redirected from Coillte timber processing plants to biomass-powered electricity generating stations because of incentives in that sector.
Tue, 01 Jun, 2010
THE top honours in the annual RDS/Forest Service Irish Forestry Awards have gone to Limerick and Kerry.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2009
A NEW body, Forás Orgánach, has been set up to drive forward the development of the organic sector in Ireland.
Tue, 01 Sep, 2009
THE budget decision to cut forestry premiums by 8% is already costing jobs in the industry, the Irish Farmers Association has claimed.
Tue, 05 May, 2009
THE importance of ensuring the forests being planted are well adapted to the sites chosen was highlighted by Forestry Minister Tony Killeen when he officially opened a Coford-Teagasc conference in Tullamore yesterday.
Thu, 05 Jun, 2008
GRANT levels for certain elements of the NeighbourWood Scheme and the Native Woodland Scheme have been announced by Forestry Minister Mary Wallace.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2008
MEMBERS of the Agricultural Consultants Association were urged by Forestry Minister Mary Wallace at their annual general meeting in Athlone last night to remind their clients to think safety.
Sat, 08 Mar, 2008
FARMERS in REPS with up to 30 hectares (75 acres) can now avail of €724 per hectare Forest Environment Protection Scheme (FEPS) payments on as little as five hectares.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2008
NEW planting is vital to the forestry sector so that it can continue to provide an income stream for farmers and a steady supply of material for the timber and energy industries.
Tue, 04 Mar, 2008
COMMUNITIES and local authorities have been urged by Forestry Minister Mary Wallace to participate in some of the 300 or more events which will take place around the country during National Tree Week (March 2-8).
Tue, 26 Feb, 2008
THE public has been warned of an increased “real and immediate” risk of forest fires due to the current weather conditions.
Mon, 18 Feb, 2008
COILLTE and Fáilte Ireland are setting an example for rural communities and farmers to develop recreational facilities and amenities that are attractive to both domestic and overseas visitors.
Sat, 05 Jan, 2008
PROVIDING raw materials for bioenergy production represents an opportunity for farmers and rural communities, according to Agriculture Minister Mary Coughlan.
Fri, 04 Jan, 2008
NO threats to the health and vitality of the national forest estate were discovered in a field study carried out by the Department of Agriculture.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2007
THE forestry and wood products sector contribute more than €1.65 billion annually to the economy.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2007
FOREST-RELATED tour-ism and recreation activities in Coillte plantations generate an estimated €268 million of economic activity for the rural economy every year, it was disclosed yesterday.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2007
FARMERS are now responsible for more than 90% of new planting, Forestry Minister Mary Wallace revealed when she presented the Irish Forestry Awards at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co Kildare.
Sat, 20 Oct, 2007
A VIRUS carried by the grey squirrel, which is dramatically increasing its numbers, poses a serious threat to the survival of the country’s native red squirrel population.
Wed, 10 Oct, 2007
THE chat-up lines used by farmers as they try to woo the girl of their dreams were the subject of survey results revealed by Macra na Feirme at the National Ploughing Championships at Annaharvey, Tullamore, Co Offaly, yesterday.
Thu, 27 Sep, 2007
A HUGE boost for the wood energy supply chain was announced at the Bioenergy 2007 open day in Carlow, which was jointly organised by Sustainable Energy Ireland, COFORD and Teagasc.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2007
A HUGE boost for the wood energy supply chain was announced at the Bioenergy ’07 open day in Carlow yesterday.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2007
FARMERS have again been urged to consider energy crops as an alternative land use option.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2007
TWO consignments of timber from Canada were found to be infested with harmful forestry pests, it was revealed yesterday.
Sat, 30 Jun, 2007
THE annual forestry premium payments of almost €57 million in respect of nearly 15,000 plantations has been announced by Forestry Minister Mary Wallace.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2007
NEW planting by farmers in areas soon to be designated for the protection of the hen harrier is to be allowed under an agreed forest management protocol.
Tue, 27 Mar, 2007
TEAGASC and the Department of Agriculture and Food have come together to organise the first National Bio-Energy Conference.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2007
THE public has been reminded that with certain exceptions it is unlawful to fell a tree of any age without a licence or to uproot a tree over 10 years of age.
Tue, 13 Feb, 2007
A MAJOR increase in grants for the construction of forest roads was announced yesterday.
Sat, 27 Jan, 2007
THE Irish Forest Industry Chain (IFIC) has welcomed the announcement by Forestry Minister Mary Wallace of a new Forest Environment Protection Scheme (FEPS).
Wed, 17 Jan, 2007
THE establishment of a Forestry Environmental Protection Scheme (FEPS) to encourage high nature-value forestry on farms which participate in the Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) was welcomed yesterday.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2007
DETAILS of a new Forest Environment Protection Scheme (FEPS) to encourage high-nature value forestry on Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) farms was announced yesterday by Forestry Minister Mary Wallace.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2007
THE country’s timber resource has significant energy potential, a conference in Longford was told yesterday.
Sat, 11 Nov, 2006
A NEW thinning protocol for forestry owners being finalised by the Forestry Development Association is expected to be published next month.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2006
IT was an occasion when the politicians left the plinth of parliament to plod the ploughing fields of Carlow on the second day of the national and world ploughing championships in Grangeford, Tullow, yesterday.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2006
THE sale of woodchip as a fuel can make it more economical for farmers to manage their forestry plantations to the highest standards.
Tue, 05 Sep, 2006
DEER are causing damage to new and existing woodlands around the country.
Tue, 25 Jul, 2006
IRELAND has the potential to secure an extra 5% of its energy needs from refined wood fuels, Sustainable Energy Ireland said at Wood Energy Week yesterday.
Tue, 23 May, 2006
Fri, 21 Apr, 2006