A prominent environmentalist has accounted for more than half of all recent appeals against forestry licences at a time of a growing nationwide timber shortage.
The timber industry has complained that the large number of appeals against tree-cutting and tree-planting licences is contributing to a shortage of timber, which is in turn affecting the construction industry.
Coillte, the state forestry agency, has cancelled a forthcoming timber auction and there is a risk that timber may...
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