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Today’s AGM of the IFA will hear the concerns of local officials today in relation to more land in the north west being used to plant additional forestry.   Farmers believe they should have the first option when it comes to planting trees.   They’re furious over a deal struck…

President Michael D Higgins has signed new legislation relating to fur farming and forestry. The main purpose of the Animal Health and Welfare and Forestry (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill is to prohibit the farming of animals primarily for their fur or skin. It will also provide for a compensation scheme for…

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice has called for the Joint Oireachtas Agriculture Committee to be recalled immediately to address the slump in processing forestry licences. The Roscommon East Galway TD has made the call to the chair of the committee, Jackie Cahill, as well as to the clerk of the committee,…

Issues facing the forestry industry, including those related to licensing, are to be discussed tomorrow (Thursday) at a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food, and the Marine The meeting, which will start at 12:30pm in Leinster House, will include officials from the Department. Committee Cathaoirleach, Jackie Cahill…