Tollymore Forest Park. Photograph: Tourism Ireland

For some of us, the very best place to barbecue is in our own back garden. For others, the kitchen cooker starts to look very well located indeed by (...)

Take a jaunt in Killarney For a park for all seasons, you’d be hard pressed to beat Killarney National Park in Co Kerry. You can walk through it, b(...)

Fergal Leamy: estimates Irish forestry output will double in the next 10 years. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The headquarters of some Irish semi-State companies are fierce ugly. Dublin Bus’s head office on O’Connell Street, for example, looks like the back of(...)

Coillte Forest in the Dublin Mountains: the restructuring plan is designed to free up €60 million of annual cashflow within five years

Management at Coillte, the State-owned forestry company, has completed a strategic review of the business, and is implementing a restructuring plan de(...)

Carbon sink: forests cover more than 10 per cent of the land in Ireland. Illustration: Michael Viney

The coast northwards from Thallabawn forms a good slice of Co Mayo’s Wild Atlantic Way. An expanse of windswept, often rushy fields stretches as far a(...)

Brian Dowling in his hurley workshop in Kilkenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland’s ash trees, even if they manage to escape the ash “dieback” fungal disease, face an alarming threat from a beetle that is slowly moving westw(...)

A spokeswoman said Coillte had carried out an “essential harvesting operation” of Nobel Fir trees  at Hellfire.  Photograph: Eamon McElwee

State forestry company Coillte has defended the recent felling of trees at the Hellfire Club forest in the Dublin mountains. It said the trees in the(...)

Forestry’s relationship to climate and the environment in general is not straightforward.

It was election day, and the subject of debate was climate change. After a political campaign in which environmental issues were generally so neglect(...)

The centenary of the 1916 Rising will be long remembered by this generation of school children, mainly because it coincides with a three week break. (...)

Edel Grace: she and Peter Sweetman applied to the Supreme Court to hear their appeal against a wind farm at Keeper Hill in the Silvermines mountains, arguing that the case raised issues of general public importance.

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s granting of planning permission for a wind farm in Co Tipperary after ruli(...)