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Coillte has spent almost €2 million in the last five years clearing debris such as fridge freezers, building rubble and domestic waste from Irish forests

As much as one-fifth of rubbish dumped illegally on the lands of forestry body Coillte is electrical produce that is free and relatively easy to dispo(...)

The man was denied bail. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A man accused of murdering a 72-year-old woman whose body was found in a burning car was denied bail by the High Court on Thursday. Michael Leonard ((...)

Government figures show it has taken almost a year to issue felling licences needed to help meet the Republic’s growing demand for timber. File photograph: Jill Jennings/Forestry Commission/PA

Government figures show it has taken almost a year to issue felling licences needed to help meet the Republic’s growing demand for timber. Delays in (...)

Operating profit at Coillte fell more than 50% to €29m last year from €63.3m in 2019, the company confirmed on Friday.

Investments in a subsidiary and a proposed energy deal with ESB boosted borrowings at State forestry company Coillte last year. Coillte confirmed on (...)

A rise in construction materials costs is the latest setback to hit the industry. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The snow that literally froze Texas and Louisiana in February has unexpectedly turned up the heat on Irish builders returning after a sustained Covid-(...)

While Ministers will be told that operating cashflow is still healthy, the company is facing fundamental challenges caused by licensing backlog. File photograph: Getty Images.

Profits at Coillte, the commercial forestry semi-state, halved last year as the company was forced to borrow tens of millions of euros amid a crisis c(...)

Groves of giant rhododendrons drip with Jack in the Beanstalk-sized blossoms at Kilmacurragh gardens in Wicklow.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Visiting any garden after the endless nothingness of lockdown number three feels strange. But visiting Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens in east W(...)

Cycling, horseriding,  surfing, sailing and rock-climbing and among the activities to be promoted by €14 million fund. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A €14million fund to support outdoor adventure activities has been announced by the Minister for Community and Rural Development Heather Humphreys. (...)

At one point last year sawmills estimated that  forestry licensing delays had stalled the production of 1.1m cubic metres of wood, enough timber to build 50,000 new homes

Construction timber costs are rising following a shortage in supplies sparked by forestry licensing delays. Tree-felling, planting and building roads(...)

Coillte has warned of a high risk of fire as dry and sunny conditions set in for the weekend, adding that the fire risk would peak on Sunday, April 4th. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has issued a status orange high forest fire warning for the Easter bank holiday weekend and is call(...)

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