Martin Markey

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A Department of Agriculture backlog in applications for forestry licences and to build roads to transport logs is squeezing supplies of timber. Photograph: iStock

Rising timber prices sparked by Government delays in issuing forestry permits are forcing house-buyers to pay up to €15,000 extra for newly-built home(...)

The price of timber likely to increase 6-8 per cent in September, it has been predicted. Photograph: iStock

Fears of job losses in forestry are growing as industry figures say that enough timber to build up to 50,000 homes is caught in a two-year planning lo(...)