August 4, 2020
Ireland: Forestry crisis deepens as mills seek new supply
The owners of the Ireland's major sawmills have begun warning trade union officials of imminent extensive job losses because of chronic licensing and planning hold-ups which are bringing tree-felling to a standstill. Thousands of jobs could be wiped out in the Irish industry by Christmas because of a shortage of wood for the sawmills to process, according to Mark McAuley, director of Ibec body Forest Industries Ireland. Talks last week between the forestry industry and new Agriculture Minister Dara Calleary and Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity ...
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