Category: Articles in the Press

Ireland’s native woodlands are quietly disappearing

Darragh Murphy: Under 11% of country’s land is forested as State plants Sitka spruce at expense of indigenous trees.
Article in the Irish Times

New Perspectives on Irish History

New Perspectives on Irish History is a brand new 8 part radio series devised by John Haughton, which takes a unique look at how our ancestors viewed their natural environment and how different periods of history co-existed with the natural environment of our island. Programme 1 features interviews with Andrew St. Ledger of the Woodland League and Lord Ross of Birr Castle, as well as voxpops with secondary school children.
Radio Show

Where is it?

What happened to the trees we were promised? Bertie’s 4 million euro Millennium project derided as ‘farce’ as Coillte admits that only one in 10 will survive. By Neil Michael, Ireland on Sunday, 23/08/2009. WHEN it was launched in a blaze of publicity in 1999 by then taoiseach Bertie Ahern, the People’s Millennium Forests project […]