Commencement of the Forestry Act 2014

Commencement of the Forestry Act 2014
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD, has signed the Commencement Order for the Forestry Act, 2014, which brings the entire Act into force. The Minister also signed the Forestry Regulations 2017 (SI No 191 of 2017) which are made under the Act setting out the provisions for licensing (consent) for afforestation and forest road applications, aerial fertilisation licensing and felling licences. The provisions of the Act and the regulations will come into force as and from 24 May 2017. The Forestry Act, 1946, will be repealed on that date. An overview of the main changes introduced by the Forestry Act 2014 can be viewed...

National Forestry Conference 2017


Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State with responsibility for forestry will deliver the keynote address at the National Forestry Conference 2017 MINOR CONIFERS IN IRELAND an appraisal of the silvicultural and marketing potential of coniferous alternatives to Sitka spruce   Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath Wednesday, 31 May 2017 This conference is organised by The Wood Marketing Federation and the Society of Irish Foresters   The registration fee (€80) includes morning coffee, interval, refreshments, lunch and conference booklet. Please pay by bank transfer or by cheque to:  Technical Director, Society of Irish Foresters, Glenealy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland   Supported by COFORD, National Council for Forest Research and Development, Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine Conference...