Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Forestry Policy and Strategy: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
First, whenever Coillte purchases land the way it manages it is very different from a private farmer or company in that it will be open access. Equally, it is the same with any replanting it does. There is a particular market for replanted land because, as the Deputy will know well, premiums run for the first plantation but whenever the timber is harvested there is a legal obligation to replant the land. There are then no premiums when it is replanted.