11th Annual Green Ribbon Walk and Talk Campaign

IFA President Tim Cullinan has encouraged families to attend and support the Green Ribbon walks organised by IFA in partnership with See Change, Coillte, and Mental Health Ireland in support of the Green Ribbon campaign next month. Eleven walks have been organised in venues throughout the country during September as part of the annual Green […]

Farmers Concerned New Coillte Forestry Fund Will Distort Land Market

IFA Farm Forestry Chair Jason Fleming said farmers are very concerned about the establishment of the Irish Strategic Forestry Fund by Coillte and Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF).   “The focus of the State planting programme, as well as Exchequer spending, should be on farmer planting. This has the greatest positive impact on the economy, […]

Get Walking, Get Talking – IFA Announces Series Of Forest Walks For Green Ribbon Campaign This May

Come along to one of five forest walks organised around the country by IFA in association with See Change, Coillte and Mental Health Ireland this May. The Let’s Talk and Walk events encourage people to take time out of their busy lives, go for a walk and support the campaign to change minds about mental […]

Questionable Disposal and Management of Public Forest Assets

As I did stand my watch upon the hill, I looked toward Birnam, and anon methought The wood began to move. Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 3 The Woodland League, a not-for-profit NGO that has long campaigned against the sale of Coillte public forest assets, are concerned about a possible link between the collapse of the […]

Call for an independent inquiry into Coillte public forest asset stripping

It is almost ironic that as we put up our Christmas trees , Coillte the State forestry board tasked with managing 1.2 million acres of public forests as well as increasing our low average tree cover , is selling off another lot of public forestry property, 1000 acres in Donegal. In this hour of national […]

Generating Energy in Ireland – an open letter to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD

Dear Taoiseach, Here is a draft plan for power generation, job creation, and energy security in Ireland. I would welcome serious discussion and action in order to make it happen. Central to realising the goals is the retention in full of the ESB, Bord Gais, and Coillte, for vital infrastructure and control. In Ireland we […]