A recent development for the forestry sector in Ireland has been the launch of Forest Industries Ireland.
Ireland has a significant strategic advantage over its international competitors with higher forest growth rates, cutting edge processors and increasing scale over the coming decades.
Strong government support demanding an increase in forest cover (currently just 1 in 10 acres is planted) aligned with a modern industry sector can ensure it contributes to expanding the rural economy for the benefit of all, together with all the environmental benefits that emanate from a healthy, vibrant forestry sector.
Veon Ltd is a prominent member of Forest Industries Ireland.
Photo: Daragh Little, Managing Director Forestry of VEON Ltd; Fergal Leamy of Coillte; Brian Murphy, FII Chairman; Mark McAuley FII Director at the launch of Forest Industries Ireland.