Mark Mcauley

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Center Parks in construction near Ballymahon, Co Longford, commended for its innovative use of wood. Photograph: Colm Kerr

Center Parcs Ireland has been declared overall winner in Wood Awards Ireland 2020 for its innovative use of a wide variety of woods in the constructio(...)

Forest Industries Ireland  outlined to the Government its concern that the rate of new forest planting was falling rapidly as a result of a slowdown in licence approvals.

Employers’ group Forest Industries Ireland (FII) lobbied the Government to appoint the expert whose report forms the basis of a new policy for the sec(...)

The Central Criminal Court heard the stabbing occurred just hours after Limerick’s victory in the 2018 All-Ireland hurling final.

A 29-year-old man stabbed a stranger in the head, leaving him with a significant brain injury and a lifelong disability, just hours after Limerick’s (...)

Sawmills fear that backlogs in handling licence applications and appeals will result in the Republic running out of timber. Photograph: iStock

The Government has issued 570 new forestry licences since laws were changed in October to streamline the controversial permit system, according to Pip(...)

 “The urgency and gravity of our industry’s situation cannot be overstated; we are on the brink,” a letter to the Taoiseach said. Photograph: Getty Images

The forestry industry in Ireland is in a “full-scale crisis”, with 12,000 jobs in rural Ireland under threat, a lobbying group for the sector has told(...)

Managed forest land represented 54% of all forests in 2017 and was predicted to reach 66% by 2025. File photograph: Getty

The Department of Agriculture has denied that Ireland’s forests are a net emitter of greenhouse gasses and insisted they remain “a substantial and gro(...)

The legislation will change the way appeals lodged against felling licences are handled and allow the Forestry Appeals Committee to increase in size and to hear more than one appeal at a time. Photograph: iStock

The Cabinet has approved a series of forestry sector reforms aimed at reducing a logjam in the processing of appeals of tree felling licence applicati(...)

Photograph: iStock

The timber industry is at “breaking point” with thousands of jobs at “imminent risk”, the boss of State-owned forestry business Coillte has warned, as(...)

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(...)

Darragh Kenny and Classic Dream. Photograph: Margie McLoone

Ireland’s excellent results at the five-star London international horse show in Olympia continued on Friday night when Darragh Kenny won the Longines (...)

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