Forestry jobs losses, rent arrears, and Amazon’s latest Irish wind farm – The Irish Times

Fears of job losses in forestry are growing as industry figures say that enough timber to build up to 50,000 homes is caught in a two-year planning logjam. Barry O’Halloran has the details.

The removal or reduction of pandemic-related wage supports could result ina spike in rental arrears, the Society for Chartered Surveyors (SCSI) has warned. Eoin Burke-Kennedy reports.

Amazon is set to double its renewable energy capability in Ireland with a new wind farm project. Ciara O’Brian has the details.

The coronavirus restrictions have had a significant impact on the residential property market with sales of houses and apartments down 23 per centin the first half of the year, according to figures from the residential property price register. Seán McCárthaigh runs through the numbers.

A pilots union has accused the Government of ignoring aviation workers since the Covid-19 crisis began in March. Barry O’Halloran reports.

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