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Several arrests following deliberate fires on Coillte land

Several arrests have been made, and more are imminent after the Loughrea region narrowly avoided a Cloosh Valley-style disaster. Gardaí are issuing a warning for...

Forest fire leaves scorched earth in its wake

THE fall-out from last week’s forest fire in the Cloosh Valley will take a generation to repair. This week, Coillte and wildlife experts have been...

Forest fire is biggest in the history of the state

THE biggest forest and gorse fire in the history of the State at Cloosh Valley near Oughterard could now wipe out nearly 10,000 acres...

Windfarm developers pledge to give millions to community

The developers of Galway Wind Park in Connemara have pledged to spend millions of euro on local community organisations over the next 25 years. SSE...

Coillte plans cull of up to 80 wild mountain goats

Coillte is planning to kill up to 80 wild mountain goats in Connemara. The national forestry agency says it plans to cull a “huge herd”...

Residents’ anger over sudden sale of State woodland

Opposition representatives have united to demand greater transparency over the sale of 25 acres of mature woodland near Clarinbridge. The land at Kilcornan, which hosts...

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