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# coillte - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Environmental activist challenges bid to chop down trees in Cavan

Sweetman is challenging a decision made to issue Coillte a ‘felling licence’ in respect of coniferous Sitka Spruce trees on 2.7 hectares of land.

# coillte - Monday 25 May, 2020

Nine forests in Dublin mountains to be upgraded for recreational use

The forests have been managed by Coillte primarily for commercial purposes to date

# coillte - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Drones to be deployed to assist firefighters tackling forest fires over coming months

It’s the second year drones will be used to monitor designated ‘hot spots’ across regions of Dublin, Wicklow and the Midlands.

# coillte - Thursday 9 April, 2020

80% fall in visitors to Coillte forests, as public told to avoid scenic sites outside their zone

Amenities could be closed to locals if guidelines breached.

# coillte - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

Opinion: ‘Coillte took me to court but we could work together to make forests a better place'

Last week, Sioned Jones was found not guilty of criminal damage of a Coillte Forest but guilty of a second charge of stealing firewood.

# coillte - Friday 28 February, 2020

Woman who cut down spruce trees in Coillte forest and replaced them with native trees is spared jail

The jury found the 61-year-old guilty of a second charge of dishonestly appropriating felled spruce wood.

# coillte - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

Government to plant 600,000 new native trees over next three years

The trees will be planted on Bord na Móna land.

# coillte - Friday 6 July, 2018

'Severe safety risk': Public warned not to fly drones above wildfires

Yesterday marked the sixth consecutive day that the Defence Forces deployed the Air Corps to assist firefighting operations.

# coillte - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Forestry group Coillte is looking to sell a chunk of its wind energy business

The semi-state previously announced plans to boost its renewable energy projects.

# coillte - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid

Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme

# coillte - Wednesday 5 July, 2017

9 essential tips for surviving this summer with kids

From green fingers to the Lazy Day Rule.

# coillte - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Gorse fire which was visible across Dublin put under control last night

Dublin Fire Brigade received over 20 calls reporting the incident.

# coillte - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks Up In Flames

Nasa has taken an aerial photo of Ireland's gorse fires as public warned of health risks

There have been more than 100 serious gorse and forest fires in recent weeks.

# coillte - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire Galway This post contains videos

Over a third of Ireland's largest forest has been destroyed by gorse fire

Gardaí have asked people to avoid the Cloosh Valley area.

# coillte - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Coillte defends controversial Hellfire Club project

Coillte said the development will bring the Dublin mountains to life for many of the city’s residents

# coillte - Saturday 4 February, 2017

Europe is lending Ireland €90 million to grow thousands of trees

Under the investment, more than 35,000 hectares will be replanted.

# coillte - Friday 9 December, 2016

Leaflets from Sinn Féin's environment spokesperson dumped in Kildare wood

Sinn Féin said it wasn’t a member of the party who dumped the rubbish.

# coillte - Friday 2 December, 2016

'Don't sacrifice the goats': Protesters' anger defers planned cull of 80 wild animals

The proposed cull has now been deferred as Coillte work with locals to resolve their dispute

# coillte - Thursday 24 September, 2015

80-metre wind mast knocked over

It is unclear what exactly cause the collapse.

# coillte - Thursday 21 May, 2015

Permission refused for 48-turbine wind farm in Mayo

An Bord Pleanála said it wasn’t satisfied that the area was suitable for the development.

# coillte - Saturday 4 April, 2015

Want to get active this weekend? Here are some top hiking and biking trails

Unleash your inner hiker.

# coillte - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Is something like this coming to a Co Longford forest?

A UK resort operator is reportedly planning a major development near Ballymahon.

# coillte - Monday 26 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge This unfortunate signpost in Laois is going viral Happy Trails

This unfortunate signpost in Laois is going viral

“They say it’s very hard to find.”

# coillte - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

A Sydney architect wants Limerick people to restore this ruin to its former glory

The architect laid out a plan whereby the whole community could play a part in rescuing the building and making it into a major tourist attraction.

# coillte - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Government: Fianna Fáil is wrong, new state board rules WILL apply to Irish Water

The Department of Public Expenditure denied there was a loophole in the new guidelines.

# coillte - Friday 27 June, 2014

The briefcase: subprime mortgages, house prices and burying a Bentley

This was the week in business…

# coillte - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Former Coillte boss got €88,000 for three months' work last year

David Gunning received a total package of €195,000 for 2013 when all payments are taken into account.

# coillte - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Coillte and Bord na Móna come together in joint venture

They will develop tourist trails, build wind farms and explore using green energy to power electricity stations.

# coillte - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

IMPACT warns Bord na Mona merger would give Coillte a 'weak voice'

The agency is set to merge with Bord na Mona instead of its harvesting rights being sold off.

# coillte - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability Sustainbility This post contains images

Recession pushes Laois communities into action on sustainability

The Leaf project has been working for the last three years to get communities in the county working together on all aspects of sustainable development.

# coillte - Monday 29 July, 2013

Plan for sale of Bord Gáis Energy published by Government

It’s expected around a billion euro will be raised by the sale, with around half of the funds raised going to pay down bailout debt.

# coillte - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests

The planned sale of Coillte harvesting rights has been called off, with the agency now set to merge with Bord na Mona.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

# coillte - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Coillte sale, taxi laws and 15 years of Good Friday

A Sinn Féin motion debated tonight will call for the ‘re-energisation’ of the Northern Ireland peace process.

# coillte - Friday 3 May, 2013

For sale: State asset sell-off begins as Bord Gáis Energy invites bids

The energy arm of Bord Gáis Éireann is one of a number of State-run companies the government intends to sell-off in the coming year.

# coillte - Thursday 2 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Changing council rents and scrapping VECs

Laws to merge and rationalise Ireland’s VEC sector will be among those polished off in Leinster House today.

# coillte - Friday 1 March, 2013

Column: Upcoming EU timber regulations are two steps behind environmental reality

The chopping, fudging and importing of illegally harvested timber is likely to continue; and a holistic solution to sustainable forestry management is still a long way off, writes Dermot McNally.

# coillte - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'2,500 jobs jeopardised' by sale of Coillte's harvesting rights - report

The Irish Timber Council, representing the country’s sawmills, says that the entire industry is at risk from the proposed sell-off of harvesting rights on Coillte forests.

# coillte - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Sale of Irish forest 'cannot be justified' on economic grounds

Economist Peter Bacon says the rationale for the proposed sale of Coillte harvesting rights “no longer stands up”.

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