Minister Hackett launches roundwood production forecast 2021-2040

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett, announced the publication of the All Ireland Roundwood Production Forecast 2021-2040. The Report was prepared by COFORD, the Council for Forest Research and Development.

The forecast predicts that the annual potential roundwood supply will increase from 4.9 million in 2021 to 7.9 million cubic metres by 2035, followed by a small decrease to remain constant at about 7.6 million cubic metres up to 2040.

There is an online tool accompanying the forecast that allows users to generate their own regional forecast for an area of interest specified by the user. The portal facilitates the dissemination of comprehensive volume forecast information in an accessible, reproducible and transparent way.

For more information, see Press Release


PEFC Ireland commenced Public Consultation on IFCS

60-Day Public Consultation Period on the revised Irish Forest Certification Standard (3rd Edition) has now commenced.

An online template of the draft is available to view, download and comment on and can be downloaded HERE
(The IFCS Revision Consultation Template is a Word file with Green Shaded Comment Boxes for Stakeholder Comments.
Please only use the Green Shaded boxes for your comments i.e. do not make annotations in the draft documentation.)

Closing date for Stakeholder Submissions is: 29th August 2021

Please submit all completed Consultation Templates prior to the closing date to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information, see or PEFC Ireland Public Consultation


RDS 2021/22 Irish Forestry and Woodland Awards - Entries Now Open

With a prize fund of €9,000 the awards promote the economic, environmental and social benefits of good forestry and farming. From magnificent historic woodlands, to innovative commercial forests, the awards reveal inspiring examples of the benefits and diversity of forestry in Ireland. The RDS is proud to play its role in highlighting the best in Irish forest and woodland management and showcase the vast potential that forestry offers rural Ireland.

Awards Categories:

  1. Production Forestry
  2. Teagasc Farm Forestry Award
  3. Community Woodlands Award

For details on how to apply contact the RDS Agriculture Foundation on 01-2407215 or see the RDS website

Entries for the 2021/22 Awards are now Open. Closing date for entries has been extended to Tuesday 10th August 2021


DAFM releases Update on Public Consultation on Forestry Projects

The Department has announced that it is making a change to the way in which Forestry projects that require Appropriate Assessments under the Habitats Directive are assessed

For further information see Circular 10/2021


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