Forestry News

IFFPA Press Release responds to publication of National Climate Mitigation Plan

IFFPA press release Wednesday 19 July 2017

Forestry and climate change: Large potential and low cost

The Irish Forestry and Forest Products Association (IFFPA), the Ibec group that represents the sector, have responded to today’s publication of the National Climate Mitigation Plan, outlining the significant contribution the sector can make towards delivering an environmentally sustainable economy.

Mark McAuley, Director of IFFPA, said, “Forestry has been clearly identified as one of the climate change mitigation tools that can deliver very high volumes of CO2 sequestration at a lower cost than most of the other available options.

“Irish forests planted in the thirty years from 1990 to 2020 will capture 4.5 million tonnes of CO2 from the air during the period 2021 to […]

Job Vacancy – Forester

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Job Vacancy – Full-Time Forester

To apply, please email cover letter and CV to no later than Friday 31st March 2017.

Job Vacancy

Click below to view details of our current job vacancy:

Job Vacancy

To apply, please email cover letter and CV to no later than Friday 10th March 2017.

1st Thinning of a Sitka Spruce Forestry Plantation

We recently visited a forestry plantation in Commons, Burnfort, Co. Cork. This site was planted in 2000.

€200m investment in the Irish forestry sector

Great news for the Irish forestry sector. Take a look at the press release on

Backing given for €200m investment in the Irish forestry sector

Minister Doyle Launches Timber Forecast and GIS Portal

Andrew Doyle, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, today launched the All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2016-2035. A demonstration of the Department’s new GIS Portal, which displays Timber Production Forecast results geographically, was also provided at the launch.
Welcoming the new Forecast and noting that the increased output of roundwood in the forecasted period will be predominantly from privately-owned forests, Minister Doyle said that;
“while the mobilisation of the privately owned wood resource has been identified as a challenge, I would like to highlight the measures being taken by my Department to address this challenge, including the availability of a Forest Roads Scheme under the Forestry Programme and support for the […]

The Benefits of Afforestation!

It’s that time of year again, the autumn planting season has begun.

The Forest Service have recently produced a number of videos outlining the benefits of Afforestation.

Click here to find out more: Benefits of Afforestation

If you would like to speak to a local forester, call us today on 1800 303 426 to see what we can do for you!

National Ploughing Championships 2016

We were delighted to meet Mr. Andrew Doyle, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture at our stand at this years National Ploughing Championships.

Our stand received a great turn out and we hope to see you all again next year!

National Ploughing Championships 2016

We are getting ready for this years National Ploughing Championships.

Don’t forget to visit us at: Block No: 2, ROW No: 8, Stand No: 184

If you would like any information in relation to forestry, please pop by our stand and we will be glad to help.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Minister Hayes Launches ‘Land Availability for Afforestation – Exploring Opportunities for Expanding Ireland’s Forest Resource’

Minister of State for Forestry, Tom Hayes today launched Land Availability for Afforestation, – Exploring opportunities for expanding Ireland’s forest resource. The report has been compiled under the auspices of the Council for Forest Research and Development – COFORD.

Speaking at the launch today Minister Hayes said “I want to thank Dr Nuala Ni Fhlatharta, chair of the COFORD Land Availability Working Group and all the members of the group for compiling this report. It is a really important piece of work and one, I have no doubt, that will help us greatly in terms of land classification for afforestation. I am sure it will help to realise our ambitions to expand the forest land resource of the country. Together with […]