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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Government lobbied to allow recruitment of dairy workers from India and Pakistan
Farmers struggling to find Irish or European workers who will milk cows for €500 a week
Green minister tells members to ‘disregard’ farming climate plan’
Biodiversity minister Pippa Hackett said agriculture must move now to achieve new emissions goals expected in Climate Bill
Auction app MartEye facilitates €150m in online sales
Galway start-up’s app has 50,000 users and operates in over 40 marts in Ireland and Britain facilitating the sale of livestock, land and machinery. It has also developed a digital gavel, made of Irish ash, for auctioneers
Irish agriculture must change its ways before it’s too late
Comment: Our agri-food policy is adrift from ecological and climate reality, at a time when we can least afford it to be