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Delays in processing forestry licences have held up timber production. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Government officials are issuing fewer than half the new forestry licences needed to tackle an ongoing squeeze in timber supplies, industry figures wa(...)

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(...)

Industry figures say the slow progress in dealing with appeals delays timber production for up to two years. Photograph:   Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Objectors have, over the past week, stalled production of enough timber to build about 5,000 homes, it has emerged. It now looks increasingly likely (...)

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(...)

Paul McCauley, a Catholic, spent almost a decade in a vegetative state after being beaten by loyalists in Derry’s Waterside area in 2006. He died last June, aged 38. File photograph: Google Street View

Two men are being questioned over the sectarian killing of a civil servant in Northern Ireland. Paul McCauley, a Catholic, spent almost a decade in (...)

A 26-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the inquiry into the killing of  Paul McCauley was arrested in Coleraine, Co Derry, on Tuesday. Another 26-year-old man who was detained in connection with the killing on Monday remained in PSNI custody on Tuesday.

Another man has been arrested by detectives investigating the sectarian killing of a civil servant in Northern Ireland. Paul McCauley, a 38-year-old(...)

A man has been charged with the murder of Paul McCauley (38), who died nine years after being severely beaten in  Northern Ireland. The accused will appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court on Saturday. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A man has been charged with the murder of a civil servant who died nine years after being severely beaten in a sectarian attack in Northern Ireland. (...)

Police in Northern Ireland have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man nine years after he was severely brain damaged in a vicious unprovoked sectarian attack.

Police in Northern Ireland have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man nine years after he was severely brain damaged in a “vici(...)