28July2017

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Coillte announces record earnings of €98.3m for 2016 - Coillte

Coillte, Ireland’s largest forestry and land solutions company, today announced its annual results for 2016. The company delivered record earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €98.3m, up 10% on the previous year. Operating cash flow at €15.2m was up 130% on 2015 while operating profit (before exceptional items and revaluation gains) increased by 6.6% to €64.4m.

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    An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Marks Major Contract Between Coillte and Treemetrics - Coillte

    Coillte, Ireland’s national forestry company, recently announced a major €1 million contract agreement, with Cork-headquartered Treemetrics to roll out a pioneering real-time satellite communications and data-analytics platform for forestry harvest control.

    Read more: An Taoiseach Enda Kenny Marks Major Contract Between Coillte and Treemetrics - Coillte

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      Bloom Show Gardens to pay Floral Tribute to Global Issues

      The global fall-out from the rise of “fake news”, the need for a safe-haven for dementia sufferers and making Ireland the best country in the world to be a dog are among the diverse themes and inspiration for the Bloom 2017 show gardens. Run by Bord Bia and now in its 11th year, Bloom showcases the best of Ireland’s horticultural and food industry.

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        Forestry and the Basic Payment Scheme

        Having a forest on the farm can be an excellent alternative enterprise. Before deciding to establish a forest on the farm, it is essential to consider all implications.

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          Forest Management Walks

          Teagasc in association with the Forest Service (DAFM) is organizing a nationwide series of forest walks from 17 to 27 April focusing on the management of young forests. Management objectives can be wide ranging: from timber production to biodiversity and recreation.

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            Growfor Workshop

            This is a full day workshop on using GROWFOR, the dynamic yield model computer interface.  The workshop is led by Paddy Purser and Fionán Russell of Purser Tarleton Russell Ltd.

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              Doyle launches pilot Forestry Knowledge Transfer Group

              Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, launched a pilot Knowledge Transfer Group scheme for forestry at the AGM of Limerick and Tipperary Woodland Owners Ltd., in Hollyford, Co. Tipperary, recently.

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                Doyle launches New Felling Guidance Tool to help maximise returns from Forestry

                Minister Andrew Doyle TD recently launched the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine’s Felling Decision Tool for conifers. The tool provides guidance to forest owners on when to fell their forest to obtain the best return from their forest asset.

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                  Protecting Ireland’s Pollinators

                  ‘Globally, bees are the most important pollinators because they visit flowers to collect pollen for their larvae, as well as feeding exclusively on the nectar of flowers as adults. Hence, the entire life-cycle of bees is dependent on interactions with flowering plants’, All Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015 -2020.

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