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Hazardous chemical being used in Irish forests needs to be phased out 

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The Environmental Pillar are calling for an end to the use of the hazardous chemical Cypermethrin in Irish forests. This chemical which kills insects is being used in significant quantities over a large area of land, some 50,000 ha, in an attempt to protect the non-native spruce and pine from pests. The Environmental Pillar believe the use of this highly …

Ian CareyHazardous chemical being used in Irish forests needs to be phased out 
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Coillte forests belong to the people – let’s keep it that way

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20 March 2013: The Environmental Pillar is calling on the Government to reverse its plan to sell public forest assets. Andrew St Ledger, a spokesperson for the Environmental Pillar, said, “This plan makes no sense on economic, social or environmental grounds. There are multiple benefits to be had from extending our woodlands; these include carbon storage, soil preservation, flood control …

Ian CareyCoillte forests belong to the people – let’s keep it that way
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Ireland’s Environmental Pillar says forests must remain in public hands

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Dublin – 21st April 2011. The Environmental Pillar of social partnership has called on Fine Gael and Labour to restate their commitment to the continued public ownership of Coillte. This follows Minister Brendan Howlin’s indications that he would not delay in moving on the sale of state assets identified in the McCarthy Report published yesterday. Speaking on behalf of the …

Ian CareyIreland’s Environmental Pillar says forests must remain in public hands