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Irish Timber Council: Sale of forestry rights puts 2,500 jobs at risk

Irish Timber Council: Sale of forestry rights puts 2,500 jobs at risk | Uk forestry | Scoop.it

The proposed sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights could lead to the closure of all ten of Ireland’s sawmills with the loss of 2,500 jobs, according to the Irish Timber Council (ITC).

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Pat Glennon, Chairman of the Irish Timber Council said: "Ireland’s sawmill operators are already paying a premium for Coillte sawlogs which account for 80% of the available supply in Ireland. Any purchaser of the harvesting rights is naturally going to take advantage of this and increase prices further in order to secure a quick return on their investment. 

"There is no room for sawmill operators to absorb any level of price increase and the consequence is that sawmills could close with important employment being lost in rural areas."

According to the report, any benefit to the Exchequer from the sale will be "small and disproportionate" to the negative impacts on the sawmill sector.


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Sam Radcliffe's curator insight, February 27, 2013 7:46 AM

For background on the government proposal, see: Washington Post story.

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