Coillte cancelled a yearly auction, normally held in October, at which sawmills bid for about half the wood they need for the succeeding year. Photograph: iStock

Supplies of wood needed for home building from State company Coillte are set to dry up next year as a planning crisis that grips commercial forests de(...)

Mark McCauley, director of Forest Industries Ireland, told the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture that contractors and hauliers have already lost their jobs because of the crisis. Photograph: Getty Images

Department of Agriculture delays in processing forestry licence appeals is costing jobs in the timber industry, politicians heard on Tuesday. The Oir(...)

Fergal Moran of CJ Sheeran Group: “We need to have a competitive source of Irish timber to remain competitive ourselves.”

The State’s largest manufacturer and recycler of timber pallets has increasingly been forced to import timber as a result of a shortage of the product(...)