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  • 'Ash Dieback Scheme Update'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 2nd January 2021)
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  • 'ITGA calls for carbon payments for landowners who plant trees'
    (Agriland, 26th January 2021)
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  • 'Minister Hackett launches forestry yearbook'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 16th December 2020)
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  • '2021 ITGA Forestry and Timber Yearbook launched by Hackett'
    (Agriland, 14th December 2020)
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  • 'Minister Hackett launches public portal for forestry licencing'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 12th December 2020)
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  • 'Free webinars on practical forestry'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 21st November 2020)
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  • 'Forestry conference examines existing and potential threats'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 17th October 2020)
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  • 'Conference on forest protection'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 3rd October 2020)
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  • 'Making the case for a carbon code'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 12th September 2020)
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  • 'Simplifying and reducing the number of forest licences'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 29th August 2020)
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  • 'Minister Hackett to align forestry licensing and appeals with planning process'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 5th August 2020)
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  • 'Two ash dieback schemes introduced'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 20th June 2020)
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  • 'The challenges in creating a multipurpose forest'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 6th June 2020)
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  • 'Covid-19 emergency forestry legislation required' and 'Certification success for private growers'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 28th March 2020)
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  • 'With the right planning, our climate action plan can be a boon for rural areas'
    (Farming Independent, 7th February 2020)
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  • 'It's time to go Dutch and make our forestry about more than just wood'
    (Farming Independent, 29th December 2019)
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  • 'Overall welcome for MacKinnon review of forestry sector'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 11th December 2019)
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  • 'Minister Doyle outlines plans on forestry licensing process'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 13th November 2019)
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  • 'Take a walk on the wild side in Clonad Woodland'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 11th September 2019)
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  • 'Government's energy and environmental policies will dictate long-term demand for timber by-products'
    (Farming Independent, 19th August 2019)
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  • 'Timing is everything when harvesting timber'
    (Farming Independent, 19th August 2019)
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  • 'RDS award winners chose forestry for lifestyle and economic reasons'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 8th May 2019)
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  • 'The forest and the trees'
    (Letter to the Editor - Irish Times, 26th March 2019)
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  • 'CAP diversity key to improving farming income'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 29th September 2018)
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  • 'How Clonad got reforestation right the first time'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 25th May 2018)
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  • 'Field day on forest management and certification'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 31st March 2018)
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  • 'Minister Doyle Congratulates Forestry Groups on Achieving FSC Certification'
    (Press Release, 30th April 2018)
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  • 'Keeping forest harvesting on track'
    (Irish Farmers Journal, 30th September 2017)
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  • 'FOCS and NEFG forest owner groups in certification pilot project'
    (Irish Examiner, 15th June 2017)
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  • 'The value of broadleaves goes far beyond hard cash' by Joe Barry
    (Irish Independent, 5th December 2016)
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  • 'Doyle Welcomes Initiative to Facititate Forest Certification'
    (Press Release, 28th November 2016)
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  • 'Countryside looks its best and landscape comes to life in sun' by Joe Barry
    (Irish Independent, 18th May 2016)
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  • 'Forestry investment blossoming in face of data dearth' by Jamie Ball
    (Irish Times, 15th December 2015)
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  • 'Forestry owners work together to reap benefits' by Steven Meyen
    (Irish Independent, 11th November 2015)
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  • 'Timber production is set to double' by Steven Meyen
    (Irish Independent, 16th September 2015)
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  • 'Budget windfall for forestry as 'unfair' tax regime to go' by Philip Ryan
    (Irish Independent, 16th September 2015)
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  • 'Gorse fires destroy up to 5,000ha' by Ken Whelan
    (Irish Independent, 29 April 2015)
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  • 'Kindergarten: Back to nature for yearbook launch'
    (Irish Independent, 21 January 2015)
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  • 'New forestry deal will honour premia' by Darragh McCullough
    (Irish Independent, 17 December 2014)
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  • ''Land owning code' needed ahead of GLAS scheme' by William Merivale
    (Irish Independent, 5 November 2014)
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  • 'Setting the ground rules on harvesting is essential' by William Merivale
    (Irish Independent, 22 October 2014)
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  • 'Ireland's growing success story'
    (Irish Farmers Monthly, 3 September 2014)
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  • 'Hayes launches the ITGA's new master timber sales agreement' by William Merivale
    (Irish Independent, 29 July 2014)

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  • 'Report to reveal forestry storm damage' by Ken Whelan
    (Irish Independent, 16 June 2014)
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  • 'Darwin downs forests early' by William Merivale
    (Irish Independent, 18 March 2014)
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  • 'Forest owners counting cost of storm as clean-up continues' by Alison Healy
    (Irish Times, 11 March 2014)
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  • 'Taskforce tackles 7,000 ha of wind-felled forest' by Stephen Cadogan
    (Irish Examiner, 6 March 2014)
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  • 'Up to 7.5 million trees felled by Storm Darwin'
    (Irish Independent, 5 March 2014)
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  • 'Storm Darwin blew down up to 7.5 million trees, task force finds' by Alison Healy
    (Irish Times, 5 March 2014)
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  • 'Timber growers' bible an essential on bookshelves of forest enthusiasts' by William Merivale
    (Irish Independent, 15 January 2013)
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