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#Spruced Up

# spruced-up - This year 2022

Special branch: Over 75 cases of alleged illegal tree felling investigated last year
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# Spruced Up

Special branch: Over 75 cases of alleged illegal tree felling investigated last year

Jan 2nd 2022, 12:05 AM 33,249 Views 19 Comments
  • Several large-scale cases still open, including the felling of 30 hectares of forest, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • Removal of trees to make way for agricultural expansion is a common issue across many cases
  • In several instances, trees were cut down in protected nature areas or on land previously sold to private individuals by Coillte

# spruced-up - Last year 2021

Rare hen harrier numbers plummet as plan to protect species pushed back
# Endangered Species
# Endangered Species

Rare hen harrier numbers plummet as plan to protect species pushed back

Dec 26th 2021, 8:30 AM 25,649 Views 10 Comments

Only 18 pairs of the rare raptor species reared chicks this year in areas designated to protect it – the most unproductive year on record.

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process
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# Spruced Up

State warned by EU official in 2017 over eco-credentials of forestry licensing process

Apr 11th 2021, 8:30 AM 18,886 Views 14 Comments

Records released to Noteworthy show that the State was warned it is not doing enough to ensure environmental risks from forestry “are a thing of the past”.

# spruced-up - All time

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns
# Timber Trouble
# Timber Trouble

Forestry backlog continues as licences overturned due to biodiversity concerns

Dec 30th 2020, 7:00 AM 19,241 Views 16 Comments

Noteworthy analysis reveals serious concerns remain over environmental assessments undertaken by the State prior to granting plantation forestry licences.

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences
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# Spruced Up

'David vs Goliath': why individuals are challenging Ireland's forestry licences

Oct 26th 2020, 7:30 AM 64,016 Views 27 Comments

We look at thousands of forestry applications and appeal decisions to reveal deep problems in the quality of environmental assessments.

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity
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# Spruced Up

Ireland's tree-planting policies are bad news for biodiversity

Oct 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 70,419 Views 67 Comments

Analysis reveals licences for conifer plantations still being granted on biodiversity-rich areas and precious peat soils.

This is the tallest wooden building in the world
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# Spruced Up

This is the tallest wooden building in the world

Oct 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 23,193 Views 24 Comments

The student accommodation is 53 metres tall and was completed in less than 70 days.