Doyle opens National Forestry Conference

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The Minister of State said the industry is reliant on sitka spruce and considered it timely to look at other options as a risk management measure.


Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, opened the National Forestry Conference, organised by the Wood Marketing Federation and the Society of Irish Foresters, in Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath.

Award winners announced at Bloom 2017 launch

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Bloom patron and President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins officially opened the prestigious, annual, five-day Bloom flower and food festival event at 11am today (June 1) in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. In addition to visiting the 22 show gardens, 13 postcard gardens and 110 food and drink exhibitors, visitors can also attend a host of live talks, cookery demonstrations and debates.