Coillte Deal Necessary - Green Party

The move has come in for widespread criticism from farmers groups and politicians.

A midlands Senator is defending Coillte's decision to partner with an English asset management agency.

The state-owned commercial forestry company struck a deal with Gresham House to develop a total of 12 thousand hectares of new and existing forests.

The move has come in for widespread criticism from farmers groups and politicians.

Super Junior Minister Department of Agriculture Pippa Hackett says Coillte was always going to need an investment partner if Ireland is to meet its forestry targets:

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