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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 9°C

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# Leinster House
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.
# State Assets
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.
# Leinster House
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.
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
'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.
# Family Silver
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”.
# Euroleaks
Half of proceeds from State assets sale must pay down debt - Troika
The government is keen to use all of the money from the sale of State assets in “one shape or another” to fund job creation initiatives but the Troika appears more focussed on reducing the debt.
# Forestry
Coillte exports reach 'record number' of countries in 2012
The forestry exported to a record 32 countries last year, including Bahrain, Lebanon, Mexico and South Africa.
# State Assets
FF's Martin attacks "bare-faced lies" over sale of state assets
Micheál Martin says Labour ministers are “covering their tracks” by claiming Fianna Fáil agreed to the sale of state assets.
# State Assets
'It makes no economic sense': Sale of state assets criticised by opposition
Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have both criticised the government’s announcement on the sale of State assets today.
# State Assets
Parts of Bord Gais and ESB to be sold off to raise €3bn
The government is considering selling parts of Coillte and Aer Lingus when conditions improve – and has insisted that there will not be a fire sale.
# Bargain
Government to reveal which State assets are up for sale
The bailout deal requires Ireland to sell off some State assets – and the full list will be announced by Brendan Howlin later this morning.
Column: Selling State assets risks damaging our future for short-term gain
The Government is considering selling key State companies, writes Donal Palcic – but are the returns worth it for what we will lose?
# State Assets
Government urged to protect Coillte amid more talk of State asset sell-off
The government’s share in Aer Lingus, the forestry agency Coillte, Dublin Port, and Bord Gáis are all under consideration for being sold off.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the State sell its stake in Aer Lingus?
There has been much talk of sales of State assets as part of the IMF/EU bailout deal but is Aer Lingus one we should hold on to?
Column: Who are the winners when we sell State assets? Not the public…
With the deadline for a privatisation plan at hand, Fergal Browne warns of the pitfalls of selling public companies to private investors.
# coillte
Coillte CEO says he will take voluntary pay cut
David Gunning was criticised over the weekend but the forestry body insists he never refused to take the cut in the first place.
# coillte
Fianna Fáil calls on Coillte CEO to take pay cut
The call comes as pressure grows for David Gunning to cut his near €300,000 annual salary at the forestry body.
# From the top
Coillte boss under pressure to take pay cut
The Taoiseach singled out David Gunning for criticism in his speech at the Fine Gael Presidential Dinner last night.
# State Assets
Government creates NewERA fund to oversee management of semi-states
A new fund will be created, under the authority of the NTMA, to oversee the state’s ownership of semi-state companies.
# State
Cabinet meets to continue talks on €2bn sale of state assets
The cabinet meets this morning, ahead of the Dáil’s return, with the sale of state assets high on the agenda.
# Your Say
Poll: Which State asset should we sell off first?
The Cabinet will make some concrete decisions on the possibility of selling off State assets when it meets today – where would you like to see the axe to fall first, if at all?
# Fires
Total cost of forest and gorse fires set to rise above €7 million
The fires which hit various parts of the country earlier this month did €5 million worth of damage to State owned forests with a further €2.4 million worth of damage inflicted on privately owned forests.
# State Assets
McCarthy report: sale of state assets should focus on long-term growth
Economic report recommends selling National Stud, Bord na Móna, and Aer Lingus shares, and calls for a review of pay and conditions in all commercial state companies to asses their competitiveness.
McCarthy report will suggest no 'fire sale' of State assets
The latest McCarthy report, discussed at Cabinet yesterday, will argue that selling off assets now won’t get the best price.
# Fires
Fires destroyed 780 hectares of forestry last year in Ireland
Around €3.5m worth of damage caused by blazes – some deliberately set – on lands and in wooded areas.