Mike Glennon, of sawmill group Glennon Brothers, predicts that the Republic will have to begin importing timber to build houses. This is despite the 770,000 hectares under forest in the State. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Vast swathes of trees are waiting to be felled in the Republic, but a bureaucratic tangle risks leaving them in the ground and threatening the supply (...)

The delays have forced State forestry company Coillte, which supplies about 75 per cent of the logs that sawmills need, to cancel auctions. Photograph: Getty Images

Housebuilding across Ireland could be undermined as backlogs in the State’s forestry licensing and appeals system risks plunging the industry into cri(...)

Aishling Moloney’s late point earned Tipperary a draw with Dublin. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A remarkable performance and late equaliser from Tipperary’s Aishling Moloney earned Shane Ronayne’s side a point as All-Ireland champions Dublin were(...)

Laois’ Paddy O’Sullivan and Shane Walsh of Meath contest the ball during the Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup game at  Páirc Tailteann in  Navan. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Meath manager Andy McEntee has claimed that the new advanced mark rule in Gaelic football is unnecessary and only moving the game closer in style to A(...)

Photograph: Glennon Brothers

Irish sawmiller Glennon Brothers is spending more than €15 million at its Scottish plant this year following an investment of €20 million in a flagshi(...)

Brexit is seen as the main challenge to Irish forestry. Photograph: iStock

The State’s forestry industry is likely to invest around €250 million in coming years as it prepares for a period of major expansion. A new trade bod(...)

Dublin’s Cian O’Sullivan. Manager Jim Gavin eyes up becoming only the fourth team to win four-in-a-row. Photograph: Inpho/Tommy Dickson

Carlow  Manager: Turlough O’Brien (4th year) Odds: All-Ireland 1000/1; Leinster 300/1 Next up: v Louth, O’Moore Park, 13th May, 2.0 Does Bren(...)

Heritage is a huge strength of family businesses and family affiliation can be levereged to connect with consumers. Think of “Old Mr Brennan” of the family company, Brennans Bread.

From your morning cup of Barry’s Tea to the Flahavan’s Porridge Oats you ate for breakfast – possibly sourced from Dunnes Stores or SuperValu – to you(...)

Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh made his presence felt when he came of the bench against Cavan at Healy Park, Omagh. Photograph: Inpho

SATURDAY [Fixtures at 7.0] Division One Kerry v Dublin, Stack Park, Tralee [eir sport Xtra 1] – Eamonn Fitzmaurice could be forgiven for being exasp(...)

As Monaghan’s most potent attacking player, Conor McManus has been targetted by opponents. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

SATURDAY Throw-ins at 7.0 unless stated Division 1 Down v Dublin Páirc Esler Lives Setanta Sports It was after a defeat here four years ago th(...)

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