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Forest Sector Development/COFORD Division

Forest Sector Development/COFORD Division

COFORD, DAFM, Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin

+ 353 (0) 1 607 2487
General info

Forest Sector Development Division deals with forest genetic resources, forest sector climate change adaptation and mitigation, forest-based renewable energy, forest products and standards, roundwood production forecasts, forest harvest and trade statistics. The Division provides the secretariat to the Council for Forest Research and Development (COFORD).

Head of Division: Dr Eugene Hendrick, Senior Forestry Inspector, eugene.hendrick@agriculture.gov.ie, 01 6072085/086 8171144

Climate change and renewables, and forestry for fibre scheme:
Vincent Upton, Forestry Inspector,
vincent.upton@agriculture.gov.ie, 01 6072710/ 086 1437475.

Forest genetic resources, seed stand and seed orchard schemes:
Brian Clifford, Forestry Inspector,
brian.clifford@agriculture.gov.ie, 01 6072683/087 0559530.

COFORD council secretariat, publications and general enquiries:
Orla Cashen, Executive Officer,
orla.cashen@agriculture.gov.ie, 01 6072487/087 2107795.

See www.coford.ie for a listing of COFORD publications and other forest sector information.

COFORD Council 2015-2018
Pat Collins (Chairman Farm Forestry Section, IFA, Matthew Clancy, Bioenergy and CHP Programme Manager, Seamus Dunne (Senior Inspector, Forest Service, DAFM), Mike Glennon (Joint Managing Director Glennon Brothers Ltd), Eugene Hendrick (Senior Inspector, Forest Sector Development/COFORD, DAFM),), Daragh Little (Chairman, Irish Forestry & Forest Products Association), Neil Kerrigan, Sectoral Manager Timber, Print and Packaging, Enterprise Ireland, Michael Lynn (Chairman), John McCarthy (Managing Director, None-so-Hardy Nurseries Ltd), Tony Quinn (Forestry Inspector, Research, Food & CODEX Co-ordination DAFM), Gerard Murphy (Managing Director, Coillte Forest), Nuala NĂ­ Fhlatharta (Head Forestry Development Department, Teagasc), John Joe O'Boyle (Director of Forestry, Northern Ireland Forest Service), John Phelan (Managing Director Woodland Managers Ltd), Donal Whelan (Technical Director, Irish Timber Growers Association)

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