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Forest Sector Development/COFORD Division

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Forest Sector Development/COFORD Division

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

+ 353 (0) 1 607 2487
orla.cashen@agriculture.gov.ie

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Forest Sector Development Division deals with forest genetic resources, forest sector climate change adaptation and mitigation, international forest policy, EU Timber Regulation (EUTR), 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:
Fergus Moore, Senior Forestry Inspector, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01 6072085/087 675 0700
 
International Forest Policy/ EUTR:
Cormac Fitzpatrick, Assistant Principal Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01 607 2681/086 417 0464
 
International Forest Policy/ EUTR:
Noel O'Connor, Higher Executive Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 053 916 5541/087 678 1590
 
Climate change, renewables and energy:
Vincent Upton, Forestry Inspector, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01 6072710/ 086 1437475.
 
Forest genetic resources, seed stand and seed orchard schemes:
Brian Clifford, Forestry Inspector, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01 6072683/087 0559530.
 
COFORD council secretariat, publications and general enquiries:
Orla Cashen, Executive Officer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 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/DAFM - retired ) replaced by Fergus Moore Senior Inspector 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 Ní 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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