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Forestry Development

Department Objective

To lead, drive and guide the expansion and development of the farm forestry sector in Ireland, in consultation with our stakeholders, so that it can achieve and optimise its potential

Department Structure

Head of Department 

  • Dr. Nuala Ní Fhlatharta 
  • 1 Administrator


  • 4 Researchers & 1 Contract Researcher
  • 2 Technical/Farm Staff
  • 7 Post Graduate Students

Advice & Training

  • 1 Forestry Specialist
  • 8 Forestry Advisers
  • 1 Foreign Liasion Officer

Department Activities

  • Launch of forestry promotion campaign including forestry element in agricultural courses, presence at agricultural events, RDS awards
  • Range of initiatives to encourage wood mobilisation including Talking Timber, Decision Support Tools
  • Support to pilot forestry KTGs and ongoing roll out of Forestry KTGs


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