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There was some easing in Irish timber supply bottlenecks caused by delays in the Department of Agriculture issuing licences. Photograph: Getty

Timber and other key building material prices are rising at a faster rate than this time last year, suppliers have warned. Overall construction mater(...)

The airport operator struggled to cope with a resurgence in post-pandemic travel in recent months. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Coillte is the latest semi-state company to announce the payment of a huge dividend to the exchequer. The forestry agency has agreed to pay €30 millio(...)

State forestry agency Coillte has recommended a €30 million dividend payment to the exchequer, the highest in the company’s history

State forestry agency Coillte has recommended a €30 million dividend payment to the exchequer, the highest in the company’s history. It follows recor(...)

Government Chief Whip Jack Chambers will present 34 Bills to Cabinet. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

The Government is to pass legislation this year allowing maternity leave for local politicians, as part of its summer legislative programme. Legisla(...)

State forestry agency, Coillte, plans to add 100,000 hectares of forestry in coming years, an increase of 22 per cent

A €2 billion Coillte plan to boost forestry, tourism and jobs hinges on an end to licensing delays and a national land-use policy, the company’s direc(...)

Zipit is to invest about €2.5 million in plans to roll out new zipline facilities in Coillte forest parks. Photograph: Alan Betson

Forest adventure company Zipit is to invest about €2.5 million in plans to roll out new zipline facilities in Coillte forest parks, including one in C(...)

The auctions will allow participants to buy and sell everything from timber to forestry land and harvesting rights. File photograph: The Irish Times

Agritech business tradeforus.com is joining forces with Euroforest Ireland to run online auctions for the private sector forestry industry f(...)

The ESB is planning a fivefold increase in electricity generation from renewables  by 2040

State energy group ESB will spend up to €2 billion a year until the end of the decade on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The electricity and gas s(...)

Co-founders Caroline O’Driscoll, left,  and Gillian Keating at the I Wish 2022 Stem Showcase. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

A free virtual event aimed at showcasing the potential of science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) to teenage girls has taken place in Dublin(...)

Nuala McNulty: “I would love to see a life cycle analysis of a wind turbine, from its manufacture, shipping to here, the building of roads to truck it up the mountain, the 500 cubic metres of concrete at the base of each one, the huge battery storage.”

People living near two proposed wind farms in north Leitrim have expressed fears that the turbines will trigger landslides that could ruin their homes(...)

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