As you will be aware from the acknowledgement of your request for an internal review, I was assigned to review your request. I made a decision on your review request on 25/04/2023. Having reviewed this request, and having identified 8 records which relate to it, I have decided that you should be granted access to all of the records, and I annul the original decision accordingly.
This document reviews the approach of analysing multibeam bathymetric and backscatter data for habitat classification using grab samples and video footage for groundtruthing over an area called Hamptons Turbot Banks, a series of sand waves off the north coast of Ireland.
Aqua-Fact International Services Ltd was contracted by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DEHLG) to carry out the analysis of benthic samples collected in 2005 from the RV Celtic Explorer as part of the MESH sampling schedule. The samples in question were taken from the Hempton Turbot sandbank off the Co. Donegal coast.
Ainhoa González a,∗, Gavin Daly b , Justin Gleeson c a National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Maynooth University, Ireland b European Observation Network for Territorial Development and Cohesion, European Union, Luxembourg c All Ireland Research Observatory, Maynooth University, Ireland
Request for access to information held by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine relating to the provision of, by email, a copy of the consent from DAFM to Coillte in relation to Project Pearl i.e the establishment of FuturEnergy Ireland, as noted in the Briefing for Minister Hackett for the meeting with Coillte on 13 January 2022
DETERMINATION OF MERGER NOTIFICATION M/20/005 – ESB/COILLTE (JV)
Following implementation of the Proposed Transaction, Coillte will continue to supply land to third party developers of onshore wind farms in the State
Coillte’s current share in this potential market is minimal (approximately [0-5]%), resulting from a […]% shareholding in a single wind farm located in Sliabh Bawn, Co. Roscommon
Coillte estimates that it has the largest share of Theoretically Suitable Land in the State (approximately [25-30]%). Coillte estimates that Bord na Móna holds the second largest share of Theoretically Suitable Land in the State (approximately [5- 10]%) with the remaining [65-70]% held by various individual landholders across the State
It sees our entire renewable energy business transfer into the new joint venture company, which aims to deliver 1GW of renewable energy projects by 2030.
Coillte’s portfolio of proposed wind farm projects and its Renewable Energy division has now transferred to FuturEnergy Ireland. The majority of projects in the pipeline are either preparing to enter the planning system or are in the planning process awaiting adjudication.
The new company is led by CEO Peter Lynch, former managing director of Coillte’s Renewable Energy Division.
Note: DAFM does not hold any records that show a change in land use in Coillte felling licence applications. Coillte normally apply to replant after clearfell
This is a list for 2020-2022 where the felling applications received by DAFM proposed that the forest area be converted to another land use type ( i.e. converted from forestry to another land use type.).
The note alleges to explain why the list for 2020-2022 wholly comprises private felling applications and doesn’t include any Coillte applications for this time period.