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July 5, 2021

Ireland: Shortage of timber set to worsen as supply tightens

Ireland: Shortage of timber set to worsen as supply tightens
A crisis in supplies of timber In Ireland is set to deepen as overseas sources of logs dry up, industry figures warn.  The Irish Department of Agriculture delays in processing licences needed to cut and plant trees, and lay roads to transport logs, have left the Republic short of timber needed to build new homes.  Mike Glennon, joint managing director of sawmill Glennon Brothers, warned on Thursday that the shortage would worsen in coming weeks as shipping in alternative supplies is becoming unsustainable.  His company has been bringing in shiploads of timber from Scotland ...

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