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Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Forestry, and Imelda Hurley, chief executive of Coillte, launch the Dublin Mountains Makeover project in Ticknock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

The Dublin Mountains are undergoing a facelift which will see autumnal colours from native trees increasingly replacing the green associated with domi(...)

Coillte and  ESB plan to jointly build wind farms  that could generate enough electricity to power 500,000 homes. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Competition watchdogs will step up their investigation of a proposed €1 billion energy deal between State companies ESB and Coillte. Forestry compan(...)

 “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(...)

Coillte chief executive Imelda Hurley will warn TDs and Senators on Tuesday that a backlog in  appeals for forestry felling licences has ‘seriously challenged the sector through this year’. File photograph: Getty Images.

A “crisis” in the forestry sector has cost jobs and more are at risk, semi-State company Coillte will warn TDs and Senators on Tuesday. In her openin(...)

Local residents are challenging   a proposed major tourism development  at the Hellfire and Massy’s Woods, Dublin.  File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A local residents group is seeking leave from the High Court to bring proceedings aimed at overturning permission for a €15 million visitor centre at (...)

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(...)

Sphagnum mosses, commonly known as peat mosses, provide essential ecosystem services. These specialised species of bryophytes not only sequester and store carbon in vast quantities but as a collection of hollow cells also store or retain water in large quantities, thus greatly reducing flood risks. Photograph: APB

The flood of well-founded bad news about the climate and biodiversity crises can be overwhelming. So it is invigorating to find islands of ecological (...)

Niall Grainger, managing director of GP Wood in Cork,  watches timber imported from Germany being unloaded at Passage West, Co  Cork. Photograph: Brian Lougheed

Sawmiller GP Wood imported 100 truckloads of timber from Europe this week to combat a looming shortage in the Republic. The Oireachtas has just passe(...)

Arklow Bank Wind Park off the coast of Co Wicklow

Ireland currently has the highest share of electricity demand met by onshore wind in the world, with almost 37 per cent of electricity coming from thi(...)

Johnson Hana has a network of more than 1,000 lawyers, legal technology specialists and project managers to handle its work.

Legal services specialist Johnson Hana is raising €3.5 million from existing backers to bankroll expansion in the United States and the UK. Founded by(...)

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