Government accused of failing to address ‘urgent appeals crisis’ in timber industry
Irish sawmills are now anticipating they will run out of timber by the end of September, which could have a significant impact on the construction industry
A Department of Agriculture plan to rescue the timber industry has been criticised by sector representatives as being “a day late and a dollar short”.
Worth €2.3 billion to the economy and employing 12,000 people, the forestry sector relies on licences issued by the Department of Agriculture for trees to be planted and felled.
The industry is currently in a “crisis” as felling licences are taking up to two years to come through, due...
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